1st March to 3rd March


Dhule, India


PRINCE (Promoters & Researchers in Non Conventional Energy)


Developing new entrepreneurs is the key to promoting new renewable energy technologies. The renewable energy workshop place special emphasis on manufacturing solar parabolic cookers. Details of the organisation can be viewed on our website www.princeindia.org."

"In Feb-March 2007 one of our trainees completed an order for 300 community parabolic solar cookers for tribal ministry in Maharashtra costing Rs. 86 lakhs. The world's biggest solar cooking installation completed in just 45 days. We expect business potential of more than 1000 domestic cookers a year in almost every district. Parabolic cookers can bring in revolutionary changes in an Indian market."

Course format

"More stress on practical/workshop training will be given and there will be minimal classroom teaching and lecturing. Organisers will like to ensure that all participants will be in a position to manufacture the parabolic cookers after they go back to their place of business. The scope of the workshop will include:
  • All manufacturing details of a parabolic cooker.
  • Details about policies of central and state governments.
  • Presentation and lectures on 'Entrepreneurship in Renewable Energy'.
  • Introduction and basics of solar thermal technologies.
  • Introduction to domestic urban biogas plants
  • Introduction and demonstration to wood stoves and cooking gasifiers.
  • Site visits
  • Attaining fuel independence at domestic, colony, village and town level."

Course fee

"Rs. 5000/- per participant. This fee includes accomodation (in city hotel on sharing basis) from the morning of 1st March 2009 to morning of 3rd March 2009. It will also include all course material, tea, breakfast and lunches for all three days. MNRE is likely to support the program and provide financial assistance. In that case fees for the workshop will be Rs.2500/-"

"For non Indians, fees will be $200, to be paid in rupees."

Registration & Contact details

PRINCE (Promoters & Researchers in Non Conventional Energy),
Suman Foundation
Agra Road
Opposite Swagat Lodge
Dhule: 424005 India

Contact by email/phone:
Email: contact at princeindia.org
Tel: 0091 982 303 3344

Further details

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