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Reuters: Solar ovens, renewable energy offer hope for Afghanistan

July 19, 2011

At first, she noticed Afghan children hauling brush. Then, in Afghan family compounds, she noticed women tending small fires and trying to cook over them.

But it wasn't until US diplomat Patricia McArdle realized how often it was sunny in Afghanistan that she put it together with a youthful memory of cooking with solar ovens and realized this was a low-tech option offering long-term hope to the war-torn nation, which is preparing for a draw-down of US troops.

Continues at: reuters.com – Solar ovens, renewable energy offer hope for Afghanistan

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