A broader concept of technology encompassing the technical and the societal aspects is introduced. Viability of technology and technological development process from a socio-technical view- point is discussed. Based on the above, the question of securing viability of solar cooking technology is taken up. It is discussed that actor- approach can operationally relate the abstract societal factors with those of technical aspects. Some concrete measures regarding application of solar cooker projects are drawn from the discussion: solar cooking projects should a) be based on user and producer studies to understand their priorities and opportunities related with the process of technological development; b) be multi-disciplinary, flexible and long-term; facilitate co-working of users, producers, political actors and other actors in the process.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of Third International Conference on Solar Cookers- use and Techchnology|
|Place of Publication||Coimbatore, India|
|Publisher||Deemed University, Coimbatore, India and Solar Cookers International|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|
|Event||Third International Conference on Solar Cookers - Use and Technology - Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India|
Duration: 1 Jan 1997 → …
|Conference||Third International Conference on Solar Cookers - Use and Technology|
|City||Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Period||01/01/1997 → …|
Ahmad, B. (1997). From Solar Cookers Towards Viable Solar Cooking Technology. In Proceedings of Third International Conference on Solar Cookers- use and Techchnology Deemed University, Coimbatore, India and Solar Cookers International.