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*'''Johannesburg-based NGO has aggressively promoted integrated cooking in [[South Africa]] and [[Somalia]]''' - [[SunFire Solutions]], based in [[South Africa]], has done more with its [[Crosby Menzies|publicity campaign]] since 2003 than any other solar cooking NGO to raise the profile of [[integrated cooking]] by introducing solar cookers, [[retained heat cooker]]s and [[fuel-efficient woodstove]]s across southern Africa. [[SunFire Solutions#News and recent developments|Read more about their projects]].
 
*'''Johannesburg-based NGO has aggressively promoted integrated cooking in [[South Africa]] and [[Somalia]]''' - [[SunFire Solutions]], based in [[South Africa]], has done more with its [[Crosby Menzies|publicity campaign]] since 2003 than any other solar cooking NGO to raise the profile of [[integrated cooking]] by introducing solar cookers, [[retained heat cooker]]s and [[fuel-efficient woodstove]]s across southern Africa. [[SunFire Solutions#News and recent developments|Read more about their projects]].
 
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The projects below are the most significant solar cooking projects worldwide. These projects were selected either because they impact a significant number of people, show new strategies for solar cooking promotion, or demonstrate new ways solar cooking is being used for income generation. They illustrate how solar cooking helps in achieving the eight United Nations Millennium Development Goals.

Africa


ADES November 2012
With assistance from the Swiss ADES Foundation, women receive locally made solar box cookers
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SHEP workshop 2009
New SHEP workshop participants and trainers
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  • Solar cooking "Avon Ladies" in Zambia - The Solar Health and Education Project (SHEP) began in 2007 to fund solar cooking workshops in rural areas of Zambia. The team, with direction from Alison Curtis, developed a system to appoint a local leader at the workshop to follow-up with a group of participants to help and encourage using the new cookers. As of 2012, the solar team has ten excellent leaders who take turns spreading the solar news by setting up at shows, events, museum gatherings, school playgrounds, and clinics. Read more about SHEP leadership training.



Solar Circle program in Tanzania, 1-10-13
Solar Circle public service exchange program in Tanzania
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  • Solar Circle uses barter system to distribute 3000 solar cookers in Tanzania - The NGO Solar Circle has learned from their solar cooking program in Masasi, southern Tanzania that people will work hard to earn a solar cooker. The group has created a bartering system with community leaders. The community chooses a service project and the beneficiaries organize and oversee the effort. Participants earn an solar oven for their involvement. As of early 2013, the program has distributed more than 3000 solar ovens, and built 40 houses for people who are sick, elderly, widowed, or disabled. Read more about how the barter system is organized.


SunFire Solution project photo 3, 4-17-13
Crosby Menzies demonstrates a parabolic solar cooker at a SunFire Solutions project in southern Africa.
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Asia

Shirdi roof collector array
Shirdi roof collector array
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  • Institutional solar cooking is gaining momentum in India - Completed in 2010, the world’s largest solar cooking system, designed by Gadhia Solar Energy Systems Pvt. Ltd., is functioning at the Shirdi temple, where a solar cooked lunch is served to over 50,000 people per day. The solar steam cooking system is comprised of seventy-three rooftop-mounted Scheffler reflectors of sixteen square meters each. The dishes concentrate sunlight on receivers that contain water, generating steam that is piped down to the kitchen for cooking purposes. Read more about the Shirdi project.



Worlds Largest Solar Cooking Class(08:33)
2,044 middle school students learn to prepare lunch with solar cooking.
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  • Indian government makes major investment to teach solar cooking in schools - Ajay Chandak reports that included in the Indian government's five-year plan for 2012 through 2016, 30,000 million INR (approx. $600,000,000USD) is budgeted for solar cooking instruction in 500,000 schools. This will not only help in saving the environment, but it will expose millions and millions of school children to solar cooking and build the confidence that these systems work. Read more about the event...




Solar Cooking in China, SHE report photo, 1-9-13
Residents in northwestern China using their parabolic solar cooker.
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  • Large-scale use of solar cookers in northwestern China shows promise - Solar Household Energy has tracked the Chinese government's efforts to reduce carbon emissions in the region, because in rural China the predominant fuel for cooking and heating is usually coal. The government has recently utilized the carbon credit trading program of the Clean Development Mechanism. The results proved to support a profitable business model when evaluated in 2013. Since then, it is estimated over two million people have been benefiting from receiving and using 500,000 parabolic solar cookers. CDM project specifics.



Indonesia CDM project, 3-27-13
Parabolic solar cookers provided in Indonesia through a Clean Development Mechanism project.
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  • 30,000 parabolic solar cookers distributed in Indonesia to reduce kerosene consumption - Jakarta Indonesia officials began in 2007 to reduce kerosene consumption with the solar cookers as part of a Clean Development Mechanism project, with help from the German company EnerXi GMbh. Jakarta consumes about 2.7 million liters of kerosene a day. A family using one liter of kerosene per day emits two tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) each year. Through CDM projects, developing countries can earn Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) based on the resulting amount of CO2 reduction. Read more about the kerosene reduction project.




Vajra Foundation Nepal 2013 multiple
Bhutanese refugees demonstrating parabolic solar cookers in Nepal.
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Latin America

Bolivia-Inti blue box cookers cropped
Local villagers in Bolivia proudly display their recently completed solar box cookers using their new carpentry skills.
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Sustainable Rural life Hot Pot, 2-13-13
Workshop participants receive their HotPot solar cooker in Mexico.
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  • The HotPot solar cooker introduction in Mexico - Solar Household Energy (SHE), spent several years developing a solar panel cooker called the HotPot, a variation on Solar Cookers International's cooker, the CooKit. In 2003 SHE received a grant from the World Bank’s Development Marketplace to mount a HotPot promotion project in Mexico working with the Mexican nature conservancy, Fondo Mexicano para la Conservacion de la Naturaleza (FMCN). By July 2004, 2,000 HotPots had been manufactured and trucked to eight local conservation NGOs that had agreed to participate in the HotPot distribution initiative. Solar Household Energy may be the global leader in promoting solar cooking. The history of the HotPot project.



We are World Central Kitchen(04:02)
José Andrés explains the approach of the World Central Kitchen
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Villaseca Solar Restaurant 11-10
The Delicias del Sol restaurant in Villaseca, Chile
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  • Solar restaurant in Chile has produced profits - The Delicias del Sol restaurant, known for serving excellent food, has become a tourist destination for the village of Villaseca, Chile. Begun in 2000 with an initial seating capacity of sixteen, the solar restaurant has been able to seat 120 since 2013. The dry central valley area receives over 300 days of sunshine a year, and like similar areas, traditional fuel sources are becoming ever more scarce and expensive. The tourists enjoy viewing the solar kitchen at work. Visit the Delicias del Sol restaurant.

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