Wolfgang Scheffler (inventor)

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Scheffler cooker at JNV school in Leh, India.

Wolfgang Scheffler (born 1956) is the inventor/promoter of Scheffler Reflectors, large, flexible parabolic reflecting dishes that concentrate sunlight for solar cooking in community kitchens, bakeries, and in the world's first solar-powered crematorium.[1] By early 2008, over 2000 [2] large cookers of his design had been built distributed worldwide including the world's largest solar cooker.[3]

Scheffler was born in Innsbruck, Austria, and received the Special Recognition Award at the 2006 Nuclear-Free Future Award.[4]

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  1. ^ http://www.solare-bruecke.org/infoartikel/Papers_%20from_SCI_Conference_2006/22_wolfgang_scheffler.pdf
  2. ^ "Reboot Now Sustainability Conference Workshop with Wolfgang Scheffler & Heike Hoedt". Archived from the original on 2008-04-08. Retrieved 2008-04-08.
  3. ^ "Environmental and Economic Impacts of Solar Heat Cookers". UNESCO. Retrieved 2008-04-08. Finances for the approximately Rs 25 lakh project came from the German Society for Technological Cooperation (GTZ; Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit).[dead link]
  4. ^ "Wolfgang Scheffler and Heide Hoedt, 2006 Nuclear-Free Future Solutions Award". Archived from the original on 2008-08-07. Retrieved 2008-04-08.

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