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Davao City Jail solar hot water, 5-27-15

Inmates at the Davao City Jail use solar preheated water for cooking. photo credit: Karlos Manlupig

May 2015: Solar heated water saves firewood - Inmates at the Davao City Jail have begun to use solar preheated water for cooking. Not directly solar cooking, but none the less, a type of integrated cooking that is saving firewood. By preheating the water, cooking time is reduced 20 - 30 minutes. The system was provided by the International Committee of the Red Cross. A guard said the facility used to have a truckload of firewood delivered three times a week. Now, it needs only a single delivery every two weeks. Read more...


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News and recent developments

Joshua Guinto solar dryer, bio-char diagram, 12-11-14

Diagram showing the role the solar dryer plays in helping produce dried fruits, vegetables, and briquettes for fuel-efficient cookstoves.

  • November 2013: The Sun Blaze BBQ is a parabolic solar cooker being introduced to the Philippines in 2013. It is 1.5 meters in diameter, made all of aluminum, and weighs roughly 10 kilos. It is very easy to operate and needs nothing more than the sun, no charcoal, no LPG, no electricity needed, it’s all clean, free, and unlimited energy. Contact the company for demonstration information. Sun Blaze BBQ

The history of solar cooking in the Philippines

The Metro Manilla Council of Women Balikatan spearheaded solar cooking demonstrations in the Philippines for over ten years. No further information on their work is available beyond this fact.

[Information for this section was taken originally from State of the Art of Solar Cooking by Dr. Barbara Knudson]

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      More than one Filipino has told us that Filipinos believe that if your food is put out in the sun it will cause stomach problems. See What is the difference between radiation and radioactivity?.

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