SunPod - Solarkocher und Elektrofahrzeuge

Interviews und Informationen rund um erneuerbare Energien, mit den Schwerpunkten Solarkocher und Elektrofahrzeuge

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270 SunPod-Interview: Anja Maubach - die Staudenflüsterin

In Wuppertal-Ronsdorf hat 1888 Georg Arends eine Staudengärtnerei eröffnet, in der ich dessen Urenkelin, die Gärtnerin und Gartenarchitektin Anja Maubach vergangene Woche getroffen habe, welche die klassisch handwerklich arbeitende Gärtnerei nun in der vierten Generation leitet - ein wenig "old school", wie sie sagt...



269 SunPod-Interview: Jean-Jacques Serra - Association des Amis de Padre Himalaya - Solar Furnace in Sorède

This is the last interview I had recorded at the CONSOLFOOD2020 conference in Faro. Jean-Jacques Serra worked for some decades at the solar furnace in Odeillo in the South-West of France. With his large parabolic mirror of 45 kW power he researched the behaviour of materials at very high temperatures which can only be reached by concentrating sunlight. Not far away from there, in Sorède, there is the home of the "Friends of Father Himalaya Association"...


 2020-04-05  16m

268 SunPod-Interview: Prof. Elmo Dutra Filho - teaching solar cooking to poor people in Brazil

Prof. Elmo Dutra Filho was caught by the solar cooking virus many years ago, when he experienced that the simple CookIt panel cooker was able to boil water. First he focused on parabolic cookers, but after a workshop with Prof. Celestino Ruivo five years ago he was convinced, that this cheap cooker is the better device for the poor people in the favelas...


 2020-03-29  33m

267 Sunpod-Interview: Antonio Lecuona-Neumann - PCMs and photovoltaics in solar cooking

Right from the start solar cooking had one big problem: how can we cook when there is no sunshine? Many people around the world have their principal dish in the evening and this raises the question: how can we store the heat we have collected during the day? Prof. Antonio Lecuona-Neumann from Carlos III University in Madrid tells us in our interview how he tries to find answers by researching phase change materials and photovoltaics...


 2020-03-22  36m

266 SunPod-Interview: Celestino Ruivo - The CONSOLFOOD conferences

In 2015 I had published my first interview with Prof. Celestino Ruivo from Faro in Portugal. A few weeks ago after the third CONSOLFOOD conference on Advances in Solar Thermal Food Processing in Faro I had the opportunity to speak with him again. Celestino is the founder and host of these important gatherings of the solar cooking family. In the next 22 minutes he shares his view on the conferences and on solar cooking in general.


 2020-03-15  24m

265 SunPod-Interview Luther Krueger - The Solar Cooking Maniac

At the CONSOLFOOD2020 conference in Faro I met Luther Krueger from Minneapolis in the US. In 2004 Luther started his way into the solar cooking world by reading the book “Cooking with the Sun”, written by Beth and Dan Halacy. After that he built his first five box cookers, and almost from the beginning Luther began collecting all types of solar cookers. Meanwhile his hoard is so voluminous, that he is thinking about setting up his own museum...


 2020-03-08  23m

264 SunPod-Interview: Felix Hediger - Wasser, Wirbel und Rhythmus

Im Januar 2020 war ich in Tamera im südlichen Portugal, einer Lebensgemeinschaft, die sich selbst als Heilungsbiotop bezeichnet, und dort ein Zentrum für Friedensforschung und -ausbildung betreibt. Dort lebt seit etwa einem Jahr Felix Hediger, der im Grenzbereich von Kunst, Technik und Grenzwissenschaften die Phänomene des Lebendigen erforscht und Wasserpumpen konstruiert, die ganz anderen Prinzipien folgen als herkömmliche Pumpen...


 2020-03-01  24m

262 Sunpod-Interview: Ivan Yaholnitsky - Permaculture And Solar Cooking In Lesotho

Ivan Yaholnitsky grew up in Canada, and in 1987 he went to Lesotho in Southern Africa where he started working as a high school teacher. One year later he built his first solar cooker. I met Ivan at the CONSOLFOOD2020 conference in Faro, where I was lucky to hear his inspiring story and see his solar parabolic trough cooker which his wife uses every day to bake bread.


 2020-02-16  22m

261 Sunpod-Interview: David Chalker - Solar/Electric Hybrid Ovens

One important new topic at the CONSOLFOOD conference in January 2020 in Faro/Portugal was hybrid cooking, what means that classic solar box cookers are combined with electricity. I met David Chalker, president of the Sun BD Corporation and the most important pioneer in this field in the US, two days before the conference...


 2020-02-09  27m

260 Sunpod-Interview: Pat McArdle - Solar Cooking in Afghanistan

Last week we performed the third CONSOLFOOD conference about solar thermal food processing, and there in Faro in South Portugal I had the chance to record several interviews with some living legends of the solar cooking family, which we will hear in our next few issues. Today I begin with Pat McArdle who tells us in her own words how she was inspired to use solar cookers during her work as an American diplomat in Northern Afghanistan in 2005, and about her activities in the following years.


 2020-02-02  32m