Recent News and Developments
- November 2013: Cucinare con il Sole is a volunteer organization founded in 2006 by Ottorino Saccon, a teacher and craftsman, based in Santa Lucia di Piave TV, Italy. They produce parabolic solar cookers in Italy, and have been introducing solar cooking to villages throughout central Africa, making 3-4 trips to Africa each year. They have worked with over thirty groups in workshops with typically 10 - 20 participants. At Sessene, fifteen kilometers from the city of Thies in Senegal, villagers assemble their first solar cooker. Soon after, in the shade of a baobab mother, they share a meal of cooked rice and vegetables.
The History of Solar Cooking in Italy
Climate, Culture, and Special Considerations
Blogs and discussion groups
- July 2006: Solar cooking for Africa: Three Years of International Cooperation from Milano, Italy - Mercedes Mas
Articles in the media
- August 2009: La tecnologia del solar cooking - onegreentech