From Solar Cookers Towards Viable Solar Cooking Technology

Bashir Ahmad

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of Third International Conference on Solar Cookers- use and Techchnology
    Place of PublicationCoimbatore, India
    PublisherDeemed University, Coimbatore, India and Solar Cookers International
    Publication date1997
    Publication statusPublished - 1997
    EventThird International Conference on Solar Cookers : Use and Technology - Avinashilingam University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
    Duration: 6 Jan 199710 Jan 1997
    Conference number: 3


    ConferenceThird International Conference on Solar Cookers
    LocationAvinashilingam University
    CityCoimbatore, Tamil Nadu


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