Solar Cooker Team in Nicaragua
Solar Cooker Team members traveled to Nicaragua over spring break to work with the Solar Women of Totogalpa.
Xochitl Cruz, Jocie Kluger, Emma Lejeune, Meghan Hilbert, Alex Huang, and adviser Tim Bond, who manages the the Harry E. Bovay Jr. Civil Infrastructure Laboratory Complex, visited Las Mujeres Solares de Totogalpa and Grupo Fenix in Sabana Grande, Nicaragua during spring break (March 16 through 25).
Karen Holway, a skilled furniture maker, joined the team in Managua for the third year, lending her considerable skill and talent.
The primary intent of the project this year was to design and build prefabricated cookers for easy shipment. The standard cooker is 30 inches square (exterior), 12 inches high and weighs roughly 60 pounds. It is effective, but not easy to ship, especially with its heavy and brittle double-glazed top.