Abu Dhabi: An Emirati technologist has set MENA’s first World Record with
her innovation in green technology to serve Climate Change, war Refugeesand poor families across the Middle East.
Green Technologist Gill Wallace Hope, a resident of Abu Dhabi, succeeded in setting a new record for her solar cooker for large scale distribution.
“This record is for the largest distribution of sustainable, zero emission cooking technology. For th
epurpose of this record, a solar cooker is described as an apparatus which uses natural sunlight to boilwater and cook food with no other source of energy and zero CO2 emissions, used as a critical source of cooking in the desert and for poor families who cannot afford electricity, gas or charcoal cookers.
Each solar cooker is three-dimensional, made from aluminum and stainless steel
Gill Wallace Hope,told
.The solar cooker, which measured 50 inches in height, will be displayed at Saddiyat Island in August2013. They were made using the parabolic technique,
ensuring that the sun’s rays are focused to boil 8
pints of water in 20 minutes and cook a meal of rice, vegetables and soup in less than an hour. . Solar technology is an ancient art form that can be traced back to the 6th century when Romans decreed a rightto light.Gill said she is happy to have set a new world record for frugal innovation in technology
. “It is now official
that this is the first of its kind around the world, the first in the field of green technology and the first froman Abu Dhabi resident
The solar cooker is the result of
seven years of hard work from Washington DC and UAE advisingon Economic and Environmental Sustainability.
Developing green technologies to serve Refugees andthe poor is overlooked
” she says
Most investment dollars go to large-scale solar or wind farms;however, if you are in the desert with no electricity, gas, water or sewerage you need frugal innovation toprovide the Refugees with appropriate technology that has no negative impact on the environment.
20,000 solar cookers will be deployed in #Jordan to empower the Refugees to cook fresh foodand reduce hostility by sharing meals throughout the Refugee Camps, home to 700,000 Syriansfleeing the war.
10,000 will be distributed in #UAE to the poor families with 5-
7 children who can’t afford energy
yet want to feed their family with nutritious food.Gill Wallace Hope never met her Emirati father from Al Ain who was friends with Sheikh Zayed; however,she feels his spirit and encouragement pulse through her inventions.