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Last updated: March 23, 2015      

This page lists events related to solar cooking throughout the world. To add your event to this page, email event information to webmaster@solarcooking.org.

Awards and grantsEdit

  • Through March 31, 2015: SEED Awards: The SEED Awards recognize "the most promising, innovative and locally-led start-up social and environmental enterprises in countries with developing and emerging economies. The independent SEED International Jury of experts selects enterprises which have the potential to make real improvements in poverty eradication and environmental sustainability while contributing to a greener economy." Apply by March 31, 2015. Read more...
  • Through May 1, 2015: BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards: Solar Cookers International has a unique opportunity to nominate projects from SCInet members for the 2015 BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards. The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards seek to recognize and encourage world-class research and artistic creation, awarding contributions of lasting impact for their originality, theoretical significance, and ability to push back the frontiers of the known world. For consideration for nomination, please email Solar Cookers International with the Subject Line “BBVA Awards” for nomination instructions. Final applications must be received no later than May 1, 2015. All materials must be in English. Read more...

WorldwideEdit

  • Show your solar cooker to the Untied Nations Development Program by Friday, March 27, 2015 - The UN is now assessing what viable small and institutional-sized solar cookers are available in the marketplace for widespread distribution in emergency situations. The notice was published on March 19, 2015, and they want submittals by 5 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2015. This deadline appears a bit unreasonable, but there it is. Read more...
  • Saturday, March 28, 2015: Lights-Off Event - Earth Hour started in 2007 as a lights-off event to raise awareness about climate change. It has grown to engage more than 162 countries and territories worldwide. Earth Hour is on Saturday, 28 March 2015 at 8:30 p.m. in everyones local time zone. Read more...

GermanyEdit

  • April 25-26, 2015: (Altötting) - 21. Internationale Solarkocherkonferenz, EG-Solar e.V., Altötting, Deutschland, in der Staatlichen Berufsschule. Konferenzsprache: deutsch. Weitere Informationen...
  • August 14-16, 2015: (Riebau) The Solar Festival e.V. will be taking place at the former army barracks in Riebau, between Altmark and Wendland. The event will cover all things solar with demonstrations and musical entertainment. More information...

GhanaEdit

  • November 10-13, 2015: (Accra) Join 400 global leaders and practitioners gathered to help accelerate adoption of cleaner, more efficient cooking solutions at the Clean Cooking Forum sponsored by the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. The bi-annual event will bring together stakeholders to share knowledge, learn best practices and forge new partnerships during four-days of informative sessions, networking, site visits, and clean cooking demonstrations. More information...

IndiaEdit

  • April 24 - 26, 2015: (Lucknow) The North India Solar Summit (NISS) is a major exhibition and conference for the solar industry within India. This will be the second edition of this conference. The conference appears primarily directed at the PV industry, but promoters of solar thermal technologies are also encouraged to exhibit. However, suggested solar thermal applications emphasize building technology. More information...

JordanEdit

  • April 26-28, 2015: (Petra) Jordan will be hosting their first solar cooking forum and competition in cooperation with the Arabian Green energy company in Petra, Jordan. Cash prizes will be awarded for best solar cooker design, best research in solar cooking, and best cultural interaction. More information..., See also: Mohammed Al Ta'ani, General Manager of the Jordanian Renewable Energy Society

United Arab EmiratesEdit

  • January 18-21, 2016: (Abu Dhabi) The World Future Energy Summit (WFES) is an annual event hosted by Masdar, which is dedicated to advancing future energy, energy efficiency and clean technologies. It will be held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. The summit is the Middle East’s largest gathering on future energy and one that drives actionable solutions to the world’s energy challenges. Now in its ninth edition, WFES 2016 will attract upwards of 30,000 delegates from 170 different countries, representing expertise from industry, technology, finance and government. More information...

USAEdit

ArizonaEdit

  • Saturday, April 11, 2015: (Tucson) Join Citizens for Solar for the 33rd Solar Potluck and Exhibition happening at Catalina State Park. Experience the flavors of solar-cooked food and explore solar appliances, exhibitions (ovens, fountains, coolers, lights, electrical systems), and solar arts. The event is co-sponsored by Arizona State Parks. The event runs 10:00 a.m. - Sunset. More information...

CaliforniaEdit

Sacramento Solar Cooking Festival 2014

Scenes from last year's festival in Sacramento

  • Saturday, July 18, 2015: (Sacramento) The 2nd annual Sacramento Solar Cooking Festival will be held once again in William Land Park from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Solar chefs interested in cooking at the festival are required to pre-register, which will begin in May, 2015. Attend mini solar-cooking classes, learn how solar cooking helps families around the world, and learn how to make a solar cooker yourself. Video of the 2014 festival can be seen at: Sacramento Solar Cooking Festival 2014

ConnecticutEdit

  • March 28-29, 2015: (New Haven) - The twelfth annual Global Health & Innovation Conference will be held at Yale University. The conference convenes 2,200 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship. With attendance from members of many fields of interest, this may be a good opportunity to network solar cooking technology. Unfortunately, by the time we received invitation information, the deadline had passed for abstract submittals. More information...

UtahEdit

WisconsinEdit

  • April 2015: (Dodgeville) An exhibition of Solar Energy Architectonics by Joel Goodman is scheduled at the Iowa County Courthouse (both floor levels), in Dodgeville, Wisconsin, USA for the month of April. Drawings and model photographs will be presented including: the BIETR (building interior evacuated tubes and reflectors) project, building integrated nonimaging reflector troughs (interior and exterior), thru-wall solar cookers, heliostats (2-axis tracking and 1-axis tracking linear Fresnel systems), spherical reflector segment bowls, and thermal storage.

VirginiaEdit

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