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==Events==
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*{{NewDec15}}'''February 3, 2016: SCI Associates Webinar - Engaging Students in Cross-Curricular Solar Cooker Lessons''' - (1600 GMT) Are you a teacher inspiring and educating the next generation of solar cooks? Expert science teacher Mary Buchenic will explain how solar cooking can be taught across disciplines and to meet curriculum standards. Ms. Buchenic has taught 1500 children and their families about solar cooking, and will share her varied experience. Free for [http://cts.vresp.com/c/?SolarCookersInternat/0437e17b10/74de7add14/1fb4b22e0b/SolarCookersInternat/7556fb9d44/497df7f82a/b2c4a393fe SCI Associates]. Non-associate early bird registration price is $15, and standard rate for non-associates is $20. [http://cts.vresp.com/c/?SolarCookersInternat/0437e17b10/74de7add14/f9d6fa918b Register here...]
   
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==Project planning==
 
==Project planning==
 
===Determine whether solar cooking is appropriate in your area===
 
===Determine whether solar cooking is appropriate in your area===
 
* [[Predicting the usefulness of solar cooking in a given locality]]
 
* [[Predicting the usefulness of solar cooking in a given locality]]
* [[Media:25_countries_with_most_solar_cooking_potential.pdf|Statistics for the 25 countries with the greatest solar cooking potential]]
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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]]
 
* [http://solarcooking.org/research/specialchallenges4solarcooking.pdf The Special Challenges of Solar Cooking]
 
* [http://solarcooking.org/research/specialchallenges4solarcooking.pdf The Special Challenges of Solar Cooking]
* [[Solar cooker dissemination and cultural variables]]
 
* [[Obstacles to solar cooking]]
 
*[[Solar radiation|Solar radiation maps]]
 
* [[Media:Granada06_Paul_Kramer.pdf|Why are Solar Cookers Still Unpopular Among Development Experts?]] - ''[[Paul Krämer]]''
 
   
 
===Learn from the work of others and make contacts===
 
===Learn from the work of others and make contacts===
   
* [[:Category:Countries|Find existing promoters in your country of interest]].
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* [[:Category:Countries|Find existing promoters in your country of interest]]
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* {{NewMar15}}[[:Category:Conferences|Find participants and read papers from past conferences]]
 
* [[Most significant solar cooking projects]]
 
* [[Most significant solar cooking projects]]
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* [[Refugee camps|Refugee camps with large solar cooking programs]]
 
* [[Project evaluations]]
 
* [[Project evaluations]]
 
* [[Hard-won lessons]]
 
* [[Hard-won lessons]]
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* [[Cooking for large groups]]
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* [[Institutional solar cooking]]
   
 
===Access handbooks and training materials===
 
===Access handbooks and training materials===
   
* Jewish World Watch has created a manual that details what has been learned that will assure a successful refugee project: [[Media:Solar Cooker Project Best Practices Manual.pdf|Solar Cooker Project: Best Practices Manual]]
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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>
*[[Media:TrainersManual.pdf|'''''Trainers Manual: Teaching Solar Cooking''''']] - ''[[Solar Cookers International]]'''
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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:How_to_make_use_understand_English.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>
   
*[[Media:FieldGuide.pdf|'''''Field Guide: Spreading Solar Cooking''''']] - ''[[Solar Cookers International]]''
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*[[Media:CooKit_plans_detailed.pdf|'''''Solar Cookers: How to Make, Use, and Enjoy''''']] - ''[[Solar Cookers International]]''
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</imagemap></td><td style="padding-left:10px;">{{NewJan16}}[[Media:Construction_of_Solar_Cookers_and_Driers_-_Pro-Agro.pdf|'''Construction of Solar Cookers and Driers''']] - ''Christelle Souriau & David Amelin''<br />
* [[Media:Integrated Sustainable Solar Cooking-SCN-2011.pdf|Integrated Sustainable Solar Cooking - Instruction leaflet for end users]] - ''[[Solar Cookers Netherlands]]''
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*[http://www.solarcooking.nl/upload/10313_SCN%20Kozon%20flyer%20ISSC+WP%2014%20okt%202009.pdf One-page leaflet for public promotion for illiterate cooks using the Integrated Cooking method]
 
 
* [[:Category:Foods|Information on solar cooking individual foods]] (''rice'', ''ugali'', ''injera'', ''sadza'', etc.)
 
   
 
===Determine which model(s) to work with===
 
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===Consider additional technologies to introduce===
 
===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]]
 
* [[Integrated Cooking Method]]
 
* [[Integrated Cooking Method]]
 
* [[Heat-retention cooking]]
 
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* [[Solar food processing]]
 
* [[Solar food processing]]
 
* [[Solar autoclave]]
 
* [[Solar autoclave]]
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* [[Non-cooking uses|Other non-cooking uses for a solar cooker]]
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==Funding==
 
===Fund your project===
 
===Fund your project===
*[[Raising funds through grants and donations]]
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* [[Raising funds through grants and donations]]
*[[Income generation|Raising funds through manufacturing and/or sales]]
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* [[Income generation|Raising funds through manufacturing and/or sales]]
*[[Microcredit]]
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* [[Microcredit]]
*[[Carbon credits]]
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* [[Carbon credits]]
*[[Mass-producing CooKits]]
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* [[Mass-producing CooKits]]
*[[Solar restaurants and bakeries]]
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* [[Solar restaurants and bakeries]]
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==Audio and video==
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*'''July 2014:'''
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::[[File:Menzies The most well funded solar cooker program in the world lessons learned from GTZ|thumb|none|400px]]
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*'''July 2014:'''
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::[[File:Otte Mapping global impact data for solar cooking a case study|thumb|none|400px]]
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*'''July 2014:'''
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::[[File:Powers The global public image of solar cookers|thumb|none|400 px]]
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*'''July 2014:'''
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::[[File:Yes We Do Solar Cook|thumb|none|400 px]]
   
 
==Additional resources==
 
==Additional resources==
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* [[Promoting solar cooking in developed countries]]
 
* [[What you can do to promote solar cooking]]
 
* [[What you can do to promote solar cooking]]
*[[Presentations]] - PowerPoint slide decks that can be used to introduce solar cooking to groups
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* [[Solar cooking slide decks]] - Presentation slide decks that can be used to introduce solar cooking to groups
*[[:Category:Foods|Information on solar cooking individual foods]]
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* [[Classroom resources]]
*[[Organizing Solar Cooking Events]]
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* [[Organizing Solar Cooking Events]]
* [[Cooking for large groups]]
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*{{NewAug15}}'''August 2015:''' [http://www.nature.com/news/sustainability-clean-cooking-empowers-women-1.17562 Sustainability: Clean cooking empowers women] - ''nature, Laura S. Brown and William F. Lankford''
* [[Institutional solar cooking]]
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*'''August 2005:''' [[Media:ICT4D-_A_Solar_Cooking_Case_Study.pdf|A Solar Cooking Case Study: Investigating Appropriate Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for Development in Nigeria]] - ''[[Carole St. Laurent]]'' (An investigation of using local language videos to introduce solar cooking in [[Nigeria]].)
* [[Refugee camps|Refugee camps with large solar cooking programs]]
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*'''August 2006:''' [[Media:Digitally_Assisted_Diffusion_of_Innovations,_Carole_Laurent,_2-19-15.pdf|Digitally Assisted Diffusion of Innovations]] - ''[[Carole St. Laurent]]'' (A case is made to encourage the use of instructional videos made in local languages, over printed materials when introducing solar cooking.)
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
*[[Most significant solar cooking projects]]
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*[[Africa|Suitability by region in Africa]]
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*[[Solar Cookers International Network]]
 
*[[Promoting solar cooking in developed countries]]
 
*[[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]]
 
 
[[Category:Solar cooking promotion]]
 
[[Category:Solar cooking promotion]]

Latest revision as of 20:29, January 27, 2016

Last updated: January 27, 2016      

EventsEdit

  • February 3, 2016: SCI Associates Webinar - Engaging Students in Cross-Curricular Solar Cooker Lessons - (1600 GMT) Are you a teacher inspiring and educating the next generation of solar cooks? Expert science teacher Mary Buchenic will explain how solar cooking can be taught across disciplines and to meet curriculum standards. Ms. Buchenic has taught 1500 children and their families about solar cooking, and will share her varied experience. Free for SCI Associates. Non-associate early bird registration price is $15, and standard rate for non-associates is $20. Register here...

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
Construction of Solar Cookers and Driers - Pro-Agro
NEW: Construction of Solar Cookers and Driers - Christelle Souriau & David Amelin
This is an excellent overview of solar cooking basics and simple solar cooker and dryer construction methods.

Determine which model(s) to work withEdit

Determine the suitability and availability of materials and componentsEdit

Information on solar cooking individual foodsEdit

See also: Other foods

Consider additional technologies to introduceEdit

FundingEdit

Fund your projectEdit

Audio and videoEdit

  • July 2014:
Menzies The most well funded solar cooker program in the world lessons learned from GTZ12:33

Menzies The most well funded solar cooker program in the world lessons learned from GTZ

  • July 2014:
Otte Mapping global impact data for solar cooking a case study05:32

Otte Mapping global impact data for solar cooking a case study

  • July 2014:
Powers The global public image of solar cookers10:44

Powers The global public image of solar cookers

  • July 2014:
Yes We Do Solar Cook04:26

Yes We Do Solar Cook

Additional resourcesEdit

See alsoEdit

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