[hreg] From another list
- This is an introduction of Warren Hicks from the solar cooking list, his interests are very much in keeping with our group so I thought I would copy & forward his letter. I hope some of you find this interesting, if you do, please let me know.
I am a new subscriber to the service. My name is Warren Hicks and I
am a researcher at the University of Nottingham. I am currently
completing a Ph.D in solar cooling (Cooling, not cooking). However, I
am very interested in the use of solar energy for most applications.
Once I have completed my Ph.D I am going to Lesotho to work in the
appropriate technology section (ATS) for the Lesotho government.
Lesotho is one of the British protectorates in South Africa. My role
over there will be to provide engineering support to a number of
projects including fuel efficient/solar stoves and the development of
renewable energy sources. One of my principal roles will be to help
identify funding sources to establish and expand the projects
identified as key. To this end I would appreciate corresponding with
anyone who would be able to share their experiences and advice on the
introduction of solar cookers/renewable energy to developing
countries. Also any comments on who to approach for funding would be
Anyone with an interest in helping me and ATS to identify fruitful
directions for implementation of any forms of renewable energy would
be useful. Subjects that I would appreciate corresponding on are
solar cooking, heat driven engines for rural electrification,
microhydropower, solar drying and pasteurization and wind power
(particularly wind driven water pumps).
I look forward to corresponding with the group membership.
All the best
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