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==Project planning==
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===Determine whether solar cooking is appropriate in your area===
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* [[Predicting the usefulness of solar cooking in a given locality]]
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* [[Media:25_countries_with_most_solar_cooking_potential.pdf|The 25 countries with the greatest solar cooking potential]]
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* [[Solar cooker dissemination and cultural variables|Cultural variables to consider]]
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* [[Solar radiation|Solar radiation maps]]
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* [http://solarcooking.org/research/specialchallenges4solarcooking.pdf The Special Challenges of Solar Cooking]
   
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===Learn from the work of others and make contacts===
==Advocacy and publicity==
 
*[http://www.solarcooking.nl/upload/SCN,HoAHowtouseISSC+WPLeaflet%20mrt%202011.pdf How to teach solar cooking as part of the Integrated Cooking Method]
 
*[http://www.solarcooking.nl/upload/10313_SCN%20Kozon%20flyer%20ISSC+WP%2014%20okt%202009.pdf Leaflet for public promotion for illiterate cooks using Integrated Sustainable Solar Cooking]
 
*[http://www.solarcooking.nl/upload/SCN-Kozon-How_to_make_Cookit_WAPI_20-11-2009.pdf Manual How to make CooKit and WAPI 2009]
 
*[[Media:TrainersManual.pdf|'''''Trainers Manual: Teaching Solar Cooking''''']] - ''[[Solar Cookers International]]'''
 
*[[Media:FieldGuide.pdf|'''''Field Guide: Spreading Solar Cooking''''']] - ''[[Solar Cookers International]]''
 
*[[Media:CooKit_plans_detailed.pdf|'''''Solar Cookers: How to Make, Use, and Enjoy''''']] - ''[[Solar Cookers International]]''
 
*[http://www.solarcookers.org/programs/advocacy_packet.pdf Advocacy handouts provided for your use by Solar Cookers International]
 
*[[What you can do to promote solar cooking]]
 
*[[Presentations]] - PowerPoint slide decks that can be used to introduce solar cooking to groups
 
*[[Organizing Solar Cooking Events]]
 
*[[Media:Solar_Cooking_Poster_18x24_Ver1.pdf‎|Poster that can be printed very large at Kinko's (or other establishment) for display at fundraisers or demonstrations]] - ''[[Solar Cookers International]]''
 
*[[Solar Cookers World Network|Joining the Solar Cookers World Network]]
 
*[http://solarcooking.wikia.com/wiki/Image:Solarcookleaflet2.pdf Universal Leaflet]
 
   
*[[Hard-won lessons]]
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* [[:Category:Countries|Find existing promoters in your country of interest]]
*'''July 2006:''' [[Media:Granada06_mamata_dutta.pdf|Dissemination of Solar Cooker Information]] - ''[[Mamata Dutta]]''
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* [[Most significant solar cooking projects]]
*'''July 2006:''' [[Media:Granada06_Paul_Kramer.pdf|Why are Solar Cookers Still Unpopular Among Development Experts?]] - ''[[Paul Krämer]]''
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* [[Refugee camps|Refugee camps with large solar cooking programs]]
*'''July 2006:''' [[Media:Granada06_Sathyavathi_Muthu.pdf|Integrated Approach for Promoting Solar Cookers in Rural Areas of Tamil Nadu]] - ''Dr. [[Sathyavathi Muthu]] and Ms. [[G. Anuradha]]''
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* [[Project evaluations]]
*[[Refugee camps|Refugee camps with large solar cooking projects]]
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* [[Hard-won lessons]]
*[[:Category:Foods requiring special handling|Foods requiring special handling]] (''ugali'', ''injera'', ''sadza'', etc.)
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* [[Cooking for large groups]]
*[http://solarcooking.org/research/specialchallenges4solarcooking.pdf The Special Challenges of Solar Cooking]
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* [[Institutional solar cooking]]
*[http://solarcooking.org/story1.htm A Story Illustrating the Application of Solar Cooker Design Principles in a Field Project]
 
*[http://she-inc.org/cooking-2.php State of the Art of Solar Cooking: A Global Survey of Practices & Promotion Programs]
 
*[http://solarcooking.org/Ligt-report1.htm Solar Cooking Dissemination Approaches and Experiences in Nepal, Mongolia, and Peru] - ''[[Allart Ligtenberg]]''
 
*[[What can one person or a small group do to promote solar cooking?]]
 
   
==Project evaluations==
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===Access handbooks and training materials===
   
*'''September 2013:''' [[Klaus Schulte]] follows up on solar cooker use in Bamti Bhander, [[Nepal]] ten years after the introduction of parabolic solar cookers. [[Media:Ten_years_with_Energy_Hunters_of_Nepal_in_Bamti_Bhandar_2013.pdf|Ten years with Energy Hunters of Nepal in Bamti Bhander 2013 - ''Klaus Schulte'']]
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</imagemap></td><td style="padding-left:10px;">[[Media:Solar Cooker Project Best Practices Manual.pdf|'''Solar Cooker Project: Best Practices Manual''']]<br /> Jewish World Watch created this manual that details what has been learned that will assure a successful solar cooking project in [[refugee camps]].</td></tr>
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</imagemap></td><td style="padding-left:10px;">[[Media:TrainersManual.pdf|'''''Trainers Manual: Teaching Solar Cooking''''']] - ''[[Solar Cookers International]]''</td></tr>
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</imagemap></td><td style="padding-left:10px;">[[Media:FieldGuide.pdf|'''''Field Guide: Spreading Solar Cooking''''']] - ''[[Solar Cookers International]]''</td></tr>
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</imagemap></td><td style="padding-left:10px;">[[Media:CooKit_plans_detailed.pdf|'''''Solar Cookers: How to Make, Use, and Enjoy''''']] - ''[[Solar Cookers International]]'' <br />This is a handbook published by [[Solar Cookers International]] that includes detailed plans for building a CooKit solar panel cooker. (There are also detailed versions in Arabic ([[Media:CooKit_ar.pdf|Standard]], [[Media:Solar Oven Instructions Arabic.pdf|Variation]]), [[Media:CooKit_french_plans.pdf|French]], [[Media:CooKit Plans detailed Spanish.pdf|Spanish]], and [[Media:Solar_cookit_nairobi_booklet.pdf|English for Kenya]], and [[Media:CooKit - Galician.pdf|Galician]].)</td></tr>
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</imagemap></td><td style="padding-left:10px;">[[Media:Integrated Sustainable Solar Cooking-SCN-2011.pdf|'''Integrated Sustainable Solar Cooking''' - Instruction leaflet for end users]] - ''[[Solar Cookers Netherlands]]''</td></tr>
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*'''January 2013:''' [[Media:Performance_Studies_of_a_Multipurpose_Solar_Energy_System_for_Remote_Areas_Abhishek_Saxena_Ghanshyam_Srivastava,_MIT_International_Journal_of_Mechanical_Engineering,_Vol._3,_No._1,_Jan._2013,.pdf|Performance Studies of a Multipurpose Solar Energy System for Remote Areas - MIT International Journal of Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 3, No. 1,]]
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===Determine which model(s) to work with===
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* [[:Category:Solar cooker designs|Solar cooker designs]]
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* [[:Category:Solar cooker plans|Solar cooker construction plans]]
   
*'''January 2013:''' [[Media:Performance_Evaluation_of_Parabolic_Solar_Disc_for_Indoor_Cooking,_Suple,_Thombre,_1-13.pdf|Performance Evaluation of Parabolic Solar Disc for Indoor Cooking - Yogesh Suple & S.B. Thomre]]
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===Determine the suitability and availability of materials and components===
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*'''April 2011:''' [http://archive.is/20121225183554/emugoldalumni.wordpress.com/2011/05/02/global-gold-alternative-cooking-technology Namib Desert Environmental Education Trust (NaDEET) revisits five communities in Namibia that had received solar cooking training in 2009 - 2010.] - Jon Maravelias, Development Associate at [[NaDEET]], visits areas in [[Namibia]] where he helped distribute solar cookers and train the recipients in their use and plant trees to combat the rampant deforestation in the area.
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===Information on solar cooking individual foods===
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===Consider additional technologies to introduce===
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* [[Media:IASC_TF_SAFE_Decision_Trees_FINAL-1-.pdf|Decision Tree Diagrams on Factors Affecting Choice of Fuel Strategy in Humanitarian Settings]]
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* [[Integrated Cooking Method]]
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* [[Heat-retention cooking]]
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* [[Solar water pasteurization]]
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* [[Solar food drying]]
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* [[Pot-in-pot cooler]]
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* [[Solar food processing]]
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* [[Solar autoclave]]
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* [[Non-cooking uses|Other non-cooking uses for a solar cooker]]
   
*'''November 2009:''' [http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100217193405/solarcooking/images/f/ff/Touloum_Refugee_Camp_Evaluation_-_November_2009.pdf TchadSolaire Project Evaluation, Touloum Refugee Camp, Chad - Final Report] -Evaluation of [[Cookit]] distribution in [[Chad]] by [[TchadSolaire]] with notes about successfull program elements recommendations for technological improvements.
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==Funding==
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===Fund your project===
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* [[Raising funds through grants and donations]]
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* [[Income generation|Raising funds through manufacturing and/or sales]]
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* [[Microcredit]]
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* [[Carbon credits]]
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* [[Mass-producing CooKits]]
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* [[Solar restaurants and bakeries]]
   
*'''October 2008:''' [http://solarcookers.org/programs/nyakach_evaluation.pdf Sunny Solutions Project in Nyakach Constituency, Nyanza Province, Kenya - Evaluation Report to Solar Cookers International] - An independent evaluation of the [[Sunny Solutions|Sunny Solutions Project]] in Nyakach Constituency, Nyanza Province, [[Kenya]]. The report examines the impact of solar cooking on the area, associated variables, the results of the project, and recommendations for how to improve future projects.
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==Additional resources==
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* [[Promoting solar cooking in developed countries]]
*'''September 2008:''' [http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090105184104/solarcooking/images/e/e0/Sunny_Solutions_Final_Report_2008.pdf Sunny Solutions Program, Nyakach, Kenya - Evaluation Report to Solar Cookers International] - An independent economic analysis of the [[Sunny Solutions|Sunny Solutions Project]] focusing on how the business model for similar projects could be improved in the future. 
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* [[What you can do to promote solar cooking]]
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* [[Presentations]] - PowerPoint slide decks that can be used to introduce solar cooking to groups
*'''July 2007:''' [[Media:Wentzel_South_Africa_Solar_Cooking_Impact_2007.pdf‎ |The development impact of solar cookers: A review of solar cooking impact research in South Africa ]] - ''[[Marlett Wentzel]] and [[Anastassios Pouris]] - ''An evaluation of solar cooker use in [[South Africa]], the factors that affect their use, and their economic and social effects. 
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* [[Classroom resources]]
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* [[Organizing Solar Cooking Events]]
*'''October 2007:''' [http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20080205203028/solarcooking/images/7/75/Iridimi_Evaluation_Report_October_2007_compressed.pdf Solar Cooker Project Iridimi, Refugee Camp, Chad - Final Evaluation] - Obversations from a five day evalution of solar cooker use in the [[Iridimi refugee camp]]. Evaluation based on interviews with 121 refugees and includes recommendations for improving solar cooker use in the camp.
 
 
*'''March 2007:''' [http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20070330214304/solarcooking/images/0/0e/Dissemination_in_Kenya_Case_Study_Dennery_2007.pdf Solar Cooker Dissemination in Kenya - Evaluation Report to Solar Cookers International] - A summary of economical, environmental, and health-related issues in rurual Kenya that have the potential to be remedied with the use of solar cookers. Report includes conlcusions of the project and lessons learned.
 
 
*'''August 2006:''' [[Media:Nogales_US-Mexico_Clean_Air_Report_Excerpts_August_2006.pdf|Nogales, US-Mexico Clean Air Report Excerpts August 2006]] - Report for the Thermal Construction and Alternative Heating and Cooking Technologies Project that outlines research conducted to assess the air quality along the US-Mexico border. [[Solar Household Energy]] collaborated with the research team to introduce solar cookers into the cities being studied.
 
 
*'''July 2006:''' [[Media:Granada06_monika_hermann_sanou.pdf|Evaluation of 3 Solar Cooker Projects in Burkina Faso/West Africa]]
 
 
*'''April 2006:''' [[Media:Lasting_Impacts_of_a_Solar_Cooker_Project_in_Bolivia,_April_2006.pdf|Lasting Impacts of a Solar Cooker Project in Bolivia - Bolivia Inti]] - A summary of a research study of solar cooking use in [[Bolivia]] conducted by Chris Pell from the University College London.
 
 
*'''April 2006:''' [[Media:Lasting_Impacts_of_Solar_Cooker_Projects.pdf|Summary of Lasting Impacts of Solar Cooker Projects - Solar Household Energy, Inc.]] - A general summary of long-term effects of solar cooker use in refugee camps in [[Ethiopia]], Kenya, and Bolivia.
 
 
*'''February 2006:''' [[Media:Pell_f-02-06-Dissertation_copy.pdf|Christopher Pell Thesis, Solar Cookers in Bolivia: patterns of usage, social impacts and complexities of enumeration]] - Full research paper from Chris Pell discussing solar cooking use in Bolivia, its environmental impact as well as the social and economic effects on those using the cookers.
 
 
*'''March 2005:''' [[Media:Utrech_U._Eval_(Olthof).pdf|Towards Sustainable Relief-Assistance, Varja Foundation Nepal]] - An evaluation of solar cookers versus kerosine or wood stoves in Nepal by Bhutanese refugees. Program conducted by [[Vajra Foundation Nepal]].
 
 
*'''December 2003:''' [http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100711225314/solarcooking/images/4/41/Kakuma_evaluation_2003-12.pdf Solar Cookit Project in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya - Evaluation Report to Solar Cookers International] - The final evaluation of the SCI Solar Cookers Project in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya. Report discusses the decreased dependence on wood as fuel, environmental effects, and socio-cultural impacts.
 
 
*'''January 2003:''' [http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20070104170736/solarcooking/images/8/8b/Aisha_Refugee_Camp_Ethiopia_Evaluation_2003.pdf Aisha Solar Cooking Project, Aisha refugee camp, Ethiopia - Evaluation Report to Solar Cookers International] - This report summarizes the state of the Ausha Solar Cooking Project which was started in 1997 by SCI. It includes discussions of the preparation, planning, in-camp assessments, and feed-back meetings from the assessment conducted in late 2001.
 
 
*'''October 2001:''' [[Media:Executive_Summary_of_a_Solar_Oven_Promotion_in_Ethiopia_1997-1999.pdf|Executive Summary of a Solar Oven Promotion Program In Ethiopia: 1997 - 1999 at the Aisha refugee camp]] - A review of findings from and SCI study in the Aisha refugee camp to determine the effects of solar cooker use on fuel wood savings.
 
 
*'''August 1998:''' [[Media:Summary_of_wood_consumption_study_in_Kakuma_by_Drs._B._Knudson_and_B._Lankford_August_1998._in_Kakuma.pdf|Summary of wood consumption study in Kakuma by Drs. B. Knudson and B. Lankford August 1998.]] - A paper dicussing the methods and findings of a pilot study conducted in the Kakuma refugee camp to determine the effects of solar cooker use on fuel wood savings.
 
 
*[[Media:CASEP Lessons Learned.pdf|Central American Solar Energy Project (CASEP) Lessons Learned]] - A short summary of the methods, results, and conclusions of the CASEP, including the effectiveness of on-site follow up after solar cooking was adopted.
 
 
*[[:Category:Conference papers|Papers presented at past solar cooking conferences]]
 
 
==Academic resources==
 
{{Main|Classroom resources}}
 
 
==Project resources==
 
*[http://www.she-inc.org/docs/137.pdf Microfinance Intervention for Financing Solar Cooking Technologies - Financing with Savings (Executive Summary)] - ''Solar Household Energy''
 
*[[Media:IASC_TF_SAFE_Decision_Trees_FINAL-1-.pdf|Decision Tree Diagrams on Factors Affecting Choice of Fuel Strategy in Humanitarian Settings]]
 
*[http://www.prlog.org/10975762-sun-ovens-international-seeks-to-partner-with-ngos-to-promote-solar-cooking.html Sun Ovens International Seeks to Partner with NGOs to Promote Solar Cooking]
 
*[[Media:25_countries_with_most_solar_cooking_potential.pdf|Statistics for the 25 countries with the greatest solar cooking potential]] - ''[[Solar Cookers International]]''
 
*[[Predicting the usefulness of solar cooking in a given locality]] (also in [http://solarcooking.org/portugues/predicting-solar-cooker-usefulness-pt.htm Portuguese])
 
*[[Cooking for large groups]]
 
*[[Supplies]]
 
*[[:Category:Materials|Detailed information on pots, foil, cardboard, etc.]]
 
* [[Solar cooking for the homeless]]
 
*[[Clean Development Mechanism]]
 
*[[Wholesale price ranges for various solar cookers]]
 
*[[Raising funds|Raising funds for your project]]
 
*[[Non-cooking uses]]
 
*[http://solarcooking.org/market.htm The untapped market for solar cookers] (also in [http://solarcooking.org/portugues/market-pt.htm Portuguese])
 
*[[Solar radiation|Solar radiation maps]]
 
*[[Hot surface warning signs]]
 
 
==Business resources==
 
*[[Income generation]]
 
*[[Mass-producing CooKits]]
 
*[[Solar restaurants and bakeries]]
 
*[[Turnkey manufacturing systems]] (Certain high-quality manufactured solar cookers are available for local production in developing countries.)
 
*[[Solar food processing]]
 
*[[Cost savings from solar cooking]]
 
*[[Microcredit]]
 
*[[Wholesale price ranges for various solar cookers]]
 
*[[Water Pasteurization Indicator production]]
 
*[http://perso.wanadoo.fr/synopsis/gtz.pdf?Moving Ahead with Solar Cookers -- Acceptance and Introduction to the Market] from [[GTZ]]
 
*[http://www.alibaba.com/showroom/solar_cooking.html All solar cooking manufacturers on Alibaba.com]
 
* '''July 2006:''' [[Media:Granada06_padmaja_reddy.pdf|Promotion of Employment Generation Through Solar Cookers and Dryers]] - ''[[Padmaja Reddy]]''
 
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
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*[[Promoting solar cooking in developed countries]]
 
*[[Promoting solar cooking in developed countries]]
 
*[[United Nations Millennium Development Goals|Solar cookers support all of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals]]
 
*[[United Nations Millennium Development Goals|Solar cookers support all of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals]]
*[[Solar cooker dissemination and cultural variables]]
 
*[[Where is solar cooking possible?]]
 
 
*[[Solar Cookers International]]
 
*[[Solar Cookers International]]
 
[[Category:Solar cooking promotion]]
 
[[Category:Solar cooking promotion]]

Latest revision as of 00:48, July 2, 2014

Last updated: May 9, 2014      

Project planningEdit

Determine whether solar cooking is appropriate in your areaEdit

Learn from the work of others and make contactsEdit

Access handbooks and training materialsEdit

Solar Cooker Project Best Practices Manual
Solar Cooker Project: Best Practices Manual
Jewish World Watch created this manual that details what has been learned that will assure a successful solar cooking project in refugee camps.
Trainers Manual-Teaching Solar Cooking
Trainers Manual: Teaching Solar Cooking - Solar Cookers International
Field Guide-Spreading Solar Cooking
Field Guide: Spreading Solar Cooking - Solar Cookers International
Solar Cookers-How to Make, Use, and Enjoy
Solar Cookers: How to Make, Use, and Enjoy - Solar Cookers International
This is a handbook published by Solar Cookers International that includes detailed plans for building a CooKit solar panel cooker. (There are also detailed versions in Arabic (Standard, Variation), French, Spanish, and English for Kenya, and Galician.)
Integrated Sustainable Solar Cooking - Instruction leaflet for end users
Integrated Sustainable Solar Cooking - Instruction leaflet for end users - Solar Cookers Netherlands

Determine which model(s) to work withEdit

Determine the suitability and availability of materials and componentsEdit


Information on solar cooking individual foodsEdit

Consider additional technologies to introduceEdit

FundingEdit

Fund your projectEdit

Additional resourcesEdit

See alsoEdit

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