Technology Time: July 2020

    We invite you to join us in a collaborative research and development time with our technology team, where we will engage in two-way knowledge transfer between Tamera’s Solar Test Field and some of our partners and projects from the Global South. We will work and socialise in the Test Field, with shared community and study times, focusing on the underlying ethical basis that is needed to give our technological work the best foundation to serve humanity.

    Program Details

    This time will be guided by our technology team, and it will be a chance to get to know them, their work and the basic thoughts of Tamera. We are looking for people who want to participate in our projects, and who want to and are able to support us in maintaining our facilities.

    You will explore:

    • Our Solar Kitchen, and the pros and cons of the cookers we use there.
    • The changes needed to adapt to a solar lifestyle.
    • Questions about researching energy technologies in cooperation with nature, with the support of technology specialists Felix Hediger and (to be confirmed) Juergen Kleinwaechter.

    The program will be composed of:

    • Building and continuing to develop a rocket stove design alongside our friends from Better World Cameroon, who bring their experience in building and using this cooker.
    • Learning about biogas with Fabio Miranda of Favela da Paz, Brazil.
    • Learning how to build La Parabola, a solar cooker developed in South Africa by Dr. Yaholnitsky.
    • Participating in a first round of pathway test surfacing with lime-stabilised-soil that we are currently investigating as an alternative to fossil-fuel based road surfacing.

    Solidarity Fund

    Especially this year, we will have guests from the Global South who cannot afford the costs associated with visa, travel and accommodation. We ask you to think about supporting financially so that everyone who wants to join can come.

    If you would like to join, please write to solarvillage (@), with some information about who you are and your areas of interest.

    If you would like to join, please write to solarvillage (@), with some information about who you are and your areas of interest.


    Jul 18–Aug 07 2020


    English and Portuguese

    Total Cost (including food and accommodation)


    For Portuguese participants living in Portugal

    For Portuguese nationals living in Portugal, we offer three different prices (find out more). When you sign up online, please let us know which price you can afford.


    Shared tents, dormitories or own tent. A space in a shared wooden hut or a room in the Guest House can be booked at an additional cost.


    Vegan full board

    Arrival and Departure

    Please arrive the day before the course begins and depart the day after the course finishes.


    Please note that it is not possible to bring children to this course.