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  • Saturday, February 25, 2012: (Felixstow) The Felixstow Community Group of Sustainable Communities SA will present a demonstration using the power of the sun to cook food with a home-made Solar Cooker (weather permitting) from 11 a.m. - 3p.m. at Linear Park. Learn how to use the Solar Cooker and get the free pattern available to make your own solar cooker using cardboard and aluminum foil. Pattern provided by Ashley Campbell. Felixstow is just outside of Adelaide. More Information...

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News and Recent Developments

  • August 2011, 2011. After several years of having the pleasure of testing out a whole range of solar oven designs, Sun Cooking Australia has launched their online online store of solar ovens, solar kettles solar cooking accessories, recipies and more. It's the largest range in Australia and we're always expanding and looking for ways to work with the solar cooking community. Website is or you can contact [mailto: Heather Stevens]
  • September 20, 2008: Alice Springs, located in central Australia, will host its second annual Solar Oven Bakeoff on September 20, 2008, as part of the Alice Desert Festival at the Olive Pink Botanic Garden. All are welcome to join in the fun and compete for the Green Spoon Trophy. Oven design and use of local bush foods are two of the award categories. Last year’s recipes included an Australian Quandong dish and a cacciatore. Respected food writer and cook Stephanie Alexander is among the judges. Alice Springs has on average 300 sunny days per year, and recently became one of five communities participating in the government’s Solar Cities program. For more information, contact Kat Taylor.

Climate, Culture, and Special Considerations

The average Australian home produces 500 kilograms of greenhouse gases a year through cooking, says the federal environment department. That is less than lighting (750 kilograms), and heating and cooling (1.5 tonnes), but it is still a fair old weight.

See also Solar cooker dissemination and cultural variables.



Articles in the media

Audio and video

April 2007: Video showing the Solar Oven Workshop with many different models created by students for Engineers Without Borders - Australia

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