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This page lists events related to solar cooking throughout the world. To add to this page, click the "Edit" button above or email event information to paul@solarcookers.org.

Cambodia

  • March 18-22, 2013: (Phnom Penh) The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is sponsoring the Clean Cooking Forum 2013, to be held in Cambodia next spring. As with the five Biennial Partnership for Clean Indoor Air Forums, this will be an excellent opportunity for the household energy community to come together and share what is working around the world, what is causing it to work, and what we can do more of, better, or differently. This will an important event for solar cooking promoters to attend, share information, and show unity in a common mission. Registration information...

Canada

  • 2012 (Nationwide) Teachers, it’s time to register for re-energy.ca’s 2011/12 Solar Oven Challenge. Students build, test, and bake with solar ovens using the construction plans provided at re-energy.ca, or using plans of their own design. You submit photos and descriptions of their creations, and in June, prizes are awarded to the class or group with the best submissions. Open to all Canadians, participants have ranged from grades 3 to 12, and from science classes to environmental clubs. To see past winners and submissions and to learn more about GreenLearning’s Solar Oven Challenge, visit the re-energy.ca website. If you’re not in Canada, the activity itself is still interesting and can be used – it’s only the contest that is restricted. Submission deadline with projects has been extended to June 8th, 2012. Classes and other groups participating in our annual Solar Oven Challenge can collaborate with one another at COOL 2.0. On the COOL 2.0 website, teachers can do it all: find the solar oven resources, pose questions to one another, discuss their class projects, and share project stories and photos. Solar Challenge registration information

India

  • January 18-20, 2013: (Mumbai) The GreenKarbon 2013 festival, sponsored by Deutsche Bank India and Sanctuary Asia, will take place at Bhavan's College. While this is a general green energy event, solar cooking will be supported by Deepak Gadhia and the M.S.A. team. More information...
  • July 2011 - June 2012: (Maharashtra) International opportunity for testing solar cooker designs (testing registration is now closed, we await the results) - Originally announced as a one-time event Oct. 11-13, 2011 with a related conference, the solar cooker competition has been cancelled, and instead there will be a year-long opportunity for having solar cookers and fuel stoves tested free. India’s Promoters and Researchers in Non-Conventional Energy (PRINCE) group has updated standards for solar cookers, developed in conjunction with input from SCWNet members. These universal testing standards will be used to evaluate the cookers by simulating real world conditions. Designers, manufacturers, NGOs and individuals are invited to submit solar cookers for testing, and need not be present for the tests. While there will be no cash prizes, solar cookers will be rated on thermal performance, cost of manufacture and transport, and user convenience. Send cookers anytime between now and June 2012 to: Prof. Ajay Chandak, PRINCE, Shamgiri, Opp Swagat Lodge, Agra Road, Deopur, Dhuli – 424005, Maharashtra, India. Include your usual instructions for consumers. If you wish your cooker returned, please arrange to cover return shipping costs. After testing, entrants will be contacted with results, and have the option of omitting their information in the publicly listed ratings. No reply from entrants within two weeks or so after receiving their results will be taken as consent to publish. Other questions? Email: renewable.india@gmail.com.

USA

Arizona

  • Saturday, April 26th, 2014: (Tucson) Join Citizens for Solar to experience the flavors of solar-cooked food and learn about solar by viewing solar appliances and exhibitions (ovens, fountains, coolers, lights, electrical systems) and solar arts at Catalina State Park, 11570 N. Oracle Road, near Mile Post 81. Oven set-up will begin at 9:30am, and the event opens to the public at 10am. The potluck will begin at 5:30pm. The cost of the Solar Potluck is free; $7/car to get into the Park. The event is co-sponsored by Catalina State Park and Arizona State Parks. For inquiries, email Bruce Joseph at chair@citizensforsolar.org

California

  • Saturday, April 19, 2014: (Glendale) Wilson Middle School, 1221 Monterey Road, will host the Solar Discovery Faire from 10am - 2pm. This free event is open to the public. Sponsored by the nonprofit Rahus Institute, demonstrations will include solar cooking, solar etching, solar whirligigs, medallions and much more. The Rahus Institute seeks to provide clean-energy solutions for a sustainable world. More information...
  • July 17-18, 2014: (Sacramento) The SCInet Solar Cooking Convention 2014, sponsored by Solar Cookers International with support from Agua Fund, Inc., is encouraging solar cooking project directors, promoters, designers, researchers, and manufacturers with experience in the transfer of solar cooking technologies to gather in Sacramento, California, USA for an exchange of information convention. The format will include presentations, panel discussions, working groups, and public demonstration of solar cookers. It will be held at the California Automobile Museum, located at 2200 Front Street. The Sacramento Solar Cooking Festival will follow on Saturday. Details and Event registration information...
  • Saturday, July 19, 2014: (Sacramento): The Sacramento Solar Cooking Festival, sponsored by Solar Cookers International, is open to the public at no charge. Local solar cooks are encouraged to participate. It will take place from 10am - 3 pm. at Land Park, the corner of Sutterville Road and Freeport Boulevard. Event registration information...

Utah

Virginia

  • Thursday, April 24, 2014: (Arlington) Is the day the National Guard Bureau Headquarters will be holding its annual Earth Day / Take Your Child to Work Day celebration. This year they are highlighting sustainability technologies that are applicable to their domestic response mission. Afzal Syed, a volunteer with Solar Cookers International, will be demonstrating solar cooking as appropriate emergency technology. More information...

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