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*'''Featured presentation''' from the [[SCInet Solar Cooking Convention 2014]]:<br>
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::[[File:McArdle Factors that give funders confidence|thumb|none|400 px]]
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*'''You can now see all new content as it is added to the site by visiting this page:''' [[New content]]
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==March 2015==
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[[File:Chennai school 1.JPG|thumb|right|225px|Solar energy concentrator at Ramakrishna Mission’s Students’ Home]]
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*'''Investment brings large-scale solar cooking to Chennai school for orphans and underprivileged boys''' - Starting in 2013, a partnership between the UNDP, [[India]]'s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, and the Global Environment Facility, led to a project to install an [[ARUN®100]] solar concentrator at the Ramakrishna Mission’s Students’ Home. The system provides enough energy to cook 3,000 meals per day and reduces LPG consumption by half, which leads to a savings of US$8,000 per year. [http://www.in.undp.org/content/india/en/home/ourwork/environmentandenergy/successstories/the-sun-in-the-kitchen/# Read more...]
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[[File:Solar_cooking_workshop_3,_C.V._Raman_College,_3-30-15.png|thumb|400px|"Solar Cooking for a Healthy & Better Life" at the Bhubaneswar Club in {{State|Odisha}}, [[India]] March 2015 - ''C.V. Raman College'']]
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*'''Women's Day event in India promotes solar cooking''' - Sanjib Rout, Chairman of the [[C.V. Raman College of Engineering]] organized a workshop on "Solar Cooking for a Healthy & Better Life" at the Bhubaneswar Club in {{State|Odisha}}, [[India]] to raise awareness of the potential of solar cooking for commercial applications.
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*'''Show your solar cooker design to the United Nations Development Program''' - The UN is now assessing what viable small and institutional-sized solar cookers are available in the marketplace for widespread distribution in emergency situations. Proposals must be submitted by 5 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2015. [https://www.ungm.org/Public/Notice/33124 Read more...]
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[[File:Refugee_drawing1.jpg|right|300px|thumb|[http://1-louise-meyer.artistwebsites.com/index.html Solar cooker drawings by refugees]]]
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*'''Solar cooker drawings by refugee users now available online''' - [http://1-louise-meyer.artistwebsites.com/index.html View drawings...]
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*'''Show your solar cooker to the Global Alliance''' - The [[Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves]] maintains a catalog of approved stoves, including ten solar cookers and one [[heat-retention cooking]] device. See the [http://catalog.cleancookstoves.org/#/stoves catalog] You can apply to have your solar cooker added. [http://catalog.cleancookstoves.org/content/stoves/new Read more...]
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*'''New solar cooking organization in India''' - On January 23, 2015 [[Solar Cookers India]] was formed. [[Janak McGilligan|Dr. Janak Palta McGilligan]] has graciously offered her services as the Honorary Executive Director of this new organization, which will work in close partnership with [[Solar Cookers International]].
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[[Image:Janak_McGilligan.jpg|150px|thumb| [[Janak McGilligan|Dr. Janak Palta McGilligan]]]]
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*'''SCInet member wins national award''' - [[Janak McGilligan|Dr. Janak Palta McGilligan]] won the prestigious national Padmashri award for distinguished achievement in social service on January 26, 2015. The Padma Awards is one of the highest civilian awards given in [[India]]. As former Director and Founder of the [[Barli Development Institute for Rural Women]], she pioneered [[parabolic solar cooker|solar parabolic cooking]] for [[institutional solar cooking]].
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*'''Apply for the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards:''' [[Solar Cookers International]] has a unique opportunity to nominate projects from SCInet members for the 2015 BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards. All materials must be in English. [http://www.fbbva.es/TLFU/tlfu/ing/microsites/premios/fronteras/presentacion/index.jsp Read more...]
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==February 2015==
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[[File:ISES logo.png|right|220px]]
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*{{Event}}'''International Solar Energy Society webinar on Solar Food Processing for Income Generation''' - On March 11, the [[International Solar Energy Society]] (ISES) will be hosting a webinar on how [[solar food processing]] can be used for [[income generation]]. "Expert speakers will show examples of how solar food processing can be a profitable business venture. The panelist speakers will present case studies where individuals and companies use solar cooking techniques to earn their living and have made a successful and professional business." Presenters include:
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** [[Rolf Behringer]] of [[Solare Zukunft]]
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** [[Heike Hoedt]] of [[Solare Brücke]]
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** [[Michael Götz|Dr. Michael Götz]] of [[Cocina Solar México]]
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** [[Wolfgang Scheffler|Dr. Wolfgang Scheffler]] of [[Simply Solar]]
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::The webinar will be held from 3:00pm - 4:30pm GMT (7:00am - 8:30am PST/10:00am - 11:30pm EST). [http://www.ises.org/index.php?id=269 More info and registration...]
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*'''Apply for the SEED Award''' - The SEED Awards recognize "the most promising, innovative and locally-led start-up social and environmental enterprises in countries with developing and emerging economies. The independent SEED International Jury of experts selects enterprises which have the potential to make real improvements in poverty eradication and environmental sustainability while contributing to a greener economy." Apply by March 31, 2015. [http://www.seed.uno/awards/about.html Read more...]
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*'''SCInet welcomes new members this month:'''
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**[[Pat Browne]], a solar cooking promoter in {{state|California}}, [[USA]]
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**[[ATP GreenTech Pvt Ltd]], a leading supplier of solar cookers and sustainable living promoter in {{state|Delhi}}, [[India]] along with their CEO [[Charanjit Khurana]]
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**The [[SELCO Foundation]], a sustainable lifestyle foundation in [[India]]
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**[[Atul Sagade]] a solar cooking promoter in {{state|Maharashtra}}, [[India]]
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**[[Garden of God Naturestead]], promoting solar cooking in Lagos, [[Nigeria]]
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**[[Sun Frost]], makers of the [[Sun Frost Cooker-Sterilizer]]
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**[[Friends of Solar Cooking Arizona, USA]], organized by [[Berta Nelson]]
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'''For older news, please see [[Solar cooking news archive]].'''<br />
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'''For all news added to any page on the site see [[Admin:News log|News log]].'''
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==April 2015==
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[[File:Leéiyen_teaches_the_use_of_solar_box_cookers_and_the_--SODIS--_approach_to_water_pastuerization,_11-15-14.png|thumb|300px|Leéiyen teaches the use of [[solar box cooker]]s and the [[SODIS]] method of [[water pasteurization]] in [[Cameroon]], November 2014.]]
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*{{NewApr15}}'''February 2015''': A Development and Information Center, '''DevICe,''' has been established in Tatum, Kumbo, north of Bamenda in [[Cameroon]]. After two weeks of training, the staff continues to test different types of solar ovens, provide information about [[water hygiene]], and help with simple [[water quality analysis]]. They will also look into solar cooking. The center is run by voluntary work with a small budget. However, they are able to use a professional pyranometer from Kipp & Zonen. The [http://www.ingenjorerutangranser.se/projekt/solrenat-vatten-wadis-water-disinfection-i-samverkan-med-le%C3%A9iyen-systems-i-kamerun project] is run in partnership with [[Engineers Without Borders - Sweden]], and sponsorship by Inpsecta, a technical consulting company in [[Sweden]].
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*'''April 2015: AFRES moves forward with solar cooking initiative''' - According to [[Joseph Odey]], Chairman of the [[Association for the Reduction of Carbon Emission]], the initiative is being sponsored at present by the Global Environmental Facility Small Grant Programme, GEF-SGP under the support of UNDP to provide alternative energy source for use in place of [[firewood]] in New Bussa community of Niger State. Under the first phase of the project, 50 youths were trained in building solar cookers. Some members of the communities who took part in a demonstration on how the solar cooker works in Tungan Ibrahim, Salamatu Maigari and Salamatu Sale, said using the solar cooker was faster and better than using firewood. [http://allafrica.com/stories/201504081452.html Read more...] - ''allAfrica''
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==March 2015==
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[[File:Tajikistan 1.jpg|thumb|right|300px|Sadarbek Tohirbekov with the solar cooker provided by Little Earth. Photo by Little Earth.]]
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*'''March 2015:''' [[Little Earth]], a Tajiak environmental [[NGO]], provided a solar cooker to the village of Roshorv (located at an altitude of more than 3000m) in the Bartang Valley of Tajikistan’s Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast. Sadarbek Tohirbekov, a teacher of Russian language at the local school, took delivery of the [[Parabolic solar reflectors|parabolic cooker]] though the each resident of the village has access to it. Tohirbekov said, "to prepare a lunch or dinner [without a solar cooker], we use about half a kilo of bush kindling and then a couple of kilos of firewood and three kilos of dried manure or coal. For example, just to boil five to seven liters of water requires about three to five kilos of bush. A solar kitchen can greatly reduce the consumption of firewood and other fuels, even if you use it only once a day." [http://globalvoicesonline.org/2015/03/26/renewable-solar-tajikistan-pamirs/ Read more...]
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*'''Investment brings large-scale solar cooking to Chennai school for orphans and underprivileged boys''' - Starting in 2013, a partnership between the UNDP, [[India]]'s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, and the Global Environment Facility, led to a project to install an [[ARUN®100]] solar concentrator at the Ramakrishna Mission’s Students’ Home which serves orphaned and underprivileged boys. The system provides enough energy to cook 3000 meals per day and reduces LPG consumption by half, which leads to a savings of US$8000 per year. [http://www.in.undp.org/content/india/en/home/ourwork/environmentandenergy/successstories/the-sun-in-the-kitchen/# Read more...]
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[[File:Solar_cooking_workshop_3,_C.V._Raman_College,_3-30-15.png|thumb|400px|"Solar Cooking for a Healthy & Better Life" at the Bhubaneswar Club in {{State|Odisha}}, [[India]] March 2015 - ''C.V. Raman College'']]
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*'''March 2015:''' To recognize Women's Day on March 8th, Sanjib Rout, Chairman of the [[C.V. Raman College of Engineering]] organized a workshop on "Solar Cooking for a Healthy & Better Life" at the Bhubaneswar Club in {{State|Odisha}}, [[India]]. Its purpose was to create awareness among housewives, hoteliers and commercial organizations to adopt solar cooking as an alternative method for cooking.
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*'''March 2015:''' [[Solvatten]] reports in their March 2015 newsletter that their water heating system is currently being used 180,000 people in over 60 countries.
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*'''Show your solar cooker to the United Nations Development Program''' - The UN is now assessing what viable small and institutional-sized solar cookers are available in the marketplace for widespread distribution in emergency situations. Proposals must be submitted by 5 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2015. [https://www.ungm.org/Public/Notice/33124 Read more...]
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::[[File:Solar Cooker|thumb|right|400px|The Staatliche Realschule students in Bad Tölz, [[Germany]] demonstrate the simple assembly of a [[parabolic solar cooker]].]]
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*'''March 2015:''' The [http://www.respectfortheearth.com/who-we-are/ Comenius Multilateral Project 2012-2014] is a collective effort between seven secondary schools located across Europe, with the objective to show respect for the earth, and to change people's perception of how alternative energy can now be easily incorporated into our daily lives. . The Staatliche Realschule in Bad Tölz, [[Germany]], has put together a video showing the assembly of a [[parabolic solar cooker]] using simple tools.
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*'''March 2012:'''
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::[[File:Gasifier stove and other renewable fuel technologies.m4v|thumb|none|400px|Professor [[Ajay Chandak]] demonstrates some of his renewable and sustainable designs for a gasifier stove, institutional solar parabolic cookers and biodigesters.]]
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*'''February 15, 2014:''' [[Media:China-cdm_solar_cooking_project_paper(2014-02)final.pdf|SOLAR COOKING IN CHINA: CDM Registered Projects]] - ''Trish Sheehan ([[Solar Household Energy]])''
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*'''Saturday, April 18, 2015: (Kalamath Falls)''' A free program, “How to Build and Use a Solar Oven,” will be led by Brittany Johansen at 10:30 a.m. in the Klamath County Library, located at 126 S. 3rd St. She will explain the science behind passive solar heating and how to use and build a solar oven.
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*'''Amazon Smile donation program''' - Consider signing up for http://smile.amazon.com, and choose [[Solar Cookers International]] as your charity of choice. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.
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*'''April 2015:''' [http://allafrica.com/stories/201504081452.html Nigeria: NGO Wants Solar Cooker for Nigeria] - ''allAfrica''
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*{{Event}}'''Saturday, April 11, 2015: (Sierra Vista)''' The Sierra Vista Community Market will celebrate Earth Day with an Earth Day trivia quiz, kid's activities, and a solar cooking demonstration in Veterans’ Memorial Park. [http://www.svherald.com/content/staff/2015/04/08/395331 More information...]
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*{{Event}}'''Saturday, April 11, 2015: (Tucson)''' Join [[Citizens for Solar]] for the 33rd Solar Potluck and Exhibition happening at Catalina State Park. Experience the flavors of solar-cooked food and explore solar appliances, exhibitions (ovens, fountains, coolers, lights, electrical systems), and solar arts. The event is co-sponsored by Arizona State Parks. The event runs 10:00 a.m. - Sunset. [http://www.solarguild.org/2015-solar-potluck.html More information...]
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*'''2009:''' {{GoogleLinkAuto|1=http://www.globosol.ch/gs/images/Downloads/Projektueberblick%20International%201998-2009.doc|2=Table of all international projects from 1988 to 2009}} - ''[[GloboSol]]''
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*'''1991:''' [http://books.google.com/books/about/Chancen_solarer_Kochkisten_als_angepasst.html?id=c5JKAAAAYAAJ Chancen solarer Kochkisten als angepasste Technologie in Entwicklungsländern] (Google Books allows you to search this book, which contains a great deal of information about solar cooking international prior to 1991)
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*'''Added:''' [[Mali news archive]], [[Brazil news archive]], [[Chad news archive]], [[China news archive]], [[Costa Rica news archive]], [[Afghanistan news archive]], [[Argentina news archive]], [[Bolivia news archive]], [[Burkina Faso news archive]], [[Uganda news archive]], [[Madagascar news archive]], [[Mexico news archive]]
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*'''April 2015:''' [[Media:Beyond_Firewood,_4-6-15.pdf|Beyond Firewood: Fuel Alternatives and Protection Strategies for Displaced Women and Girls]] - ''Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children''
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*'''March 2015:''' [[Media:Cook_fireless-Narewama2015.pdf|Cook fireless with enthalpy, not fuel]] - ''[[NAREWAMA]]''
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*{{Event}}'''Saturday, August 8, 2015: (San Diego)''' [[Jim La Joie]], designer of the [[All Season Solar Cooker]], will present a 2 p.m. free class about solar cooking at the City Farmers Nursery located at 4832 Home Ave. He will cover the different types of solar cookers available and cooking techniques. When registering for the class you are offered a reduced price on an All Season's Solar Cooker. Sign up for this option prior to the class. [http://www.eventbrite.com/e/solar-cooking-101-free-class-tickets-15833596714?aff=es2 More information...]
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*'''August 2011:'''
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::[[File:KOMO4 News Solar in Seattle|thumb|none|500 px|Tom and solar cooking expert Linda Stein show anchor Mary Nam how to cook, take a hot camping shower, provide all the electricity for your home, and brighten up a room -- all with the sun!]]
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*Links to several construction manuals used at various times by the Solar Cooker Project team - [https://confluence.cornell.edu/display/SolarCooker/Solar+Cooker+Design+Manuals Solar Cooker Design Manuals]
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*'''April 2015:''' Added solar cooking link within [[Women’s NGO Network of Trinidad and Tobago]] article. [http://networkngott.org/networkngott/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=11&Itemid=15 Their Network solar cooking page]
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*'''March 2015:''' [[Alan Bigelow]] of [[Solar Punch]] has released this short trailer documenting some of the experiences they shared with fellow trekkers on the 2014 Solar Himalayan Trek.
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::[[File:Footsteps of the Buddha Footage tests|none|400 px]]
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*'''February 2015:''' [http://www.snvworld.org/en/regions/africa/news/how-results-based-financing-is-spurring-solar-market-development-in-tanzania#.VPcvCEPcbJI.twitter How Results Based Financing is spurring solar market development in Tanzania] - ''SNV''
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<td><table><tr><td>[[File:Jose'_Andre's_photo.jpg|none|70px]]</td><td>[http://theplate.nationalgeographic.com/2015/01/28/jose-andres-my-new-years-resolutions/ Celebrity chef José Andrés wants to cook cleaner this year]</td></tr></table></td></tr>
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<tr><td><table><tr><td>[[File:Solar_Cooking_in_the_Sahel_map,_1-19-15.png|70px]]</td><td>[[Media:Solar_Cooking_in_the_Sahel,_NowCast,_1-19-15.pdf|Available sunshine in the Sahel region of Africa documented]] </td></tr></table></td></tr>
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*'''Available sunshine in the Sahel region of Africa documented''' - Authors, Beth Newton, Sophie Cowie, [[Derk Rijks]], Jamie Banks, Helen Brindley, and John h. Marsham have published a well-documented analysis of the potential sunshine available for solar cooking in the Sahel region, particularly in northern [[Chad]] where a number of Sudanese [[refugee camps]] are located. [[TchadSolaire]] has been training both refugees and the indigenous population to solar cook in the region since 2005. Even along river population centers where clouds tend to form, solar cooking is possible for over 330 days a year. Read more: [[Media:Solar_Cooking_in_the_Sahel,_NowCast,_1-19-15.pdf|Solar Cooking in the Sahel]] - ''NOWCAST''
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[[File:Mumbai1.jpg|thumb|right|300px|A student shows the dish he prepared in his solar cooker.]]
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*'''15,000 students in Mumbai solar cook and set world-record''' - In an event organized by [[Keshav Srushti]], 15,000 students from 80 schools in Mumbai, [[India]] set a new world record for the largest-ever solar cooking gathering. Each student was given a solar cooker and taught how to assemble and use it as part of a national campaign to spread awareness of the importance of solar technology. C Vidyasagar Rao, governor of {{State|Maharashtra}} and Ashish Shelar, minister of state, Power, Coal & New Renewable Energy, attended the record-setting gathering. Read more at: [http://www.iamin.in/en/mumbai-north-west/news/over-15000-students-create-new-world-record-solar-cooking-50453 Over 15,000 students create a new world-record in solar cooking]
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[[File:R20-bakery-March-2014.jpg|175px|thumb|[http://regions20.org/about/news/121-invitation-to-tender-for-solar-ovens-under-the-framework-of-our-solar-bakery-project-in-burundi Regions 20] inagurates the new [[solar bakery]] project in Burundi.]]
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*'''The solar bakery project in Burundi is up and running!''' - Each solar oven for the new [[bakery]] in Gitega, [[Burundi]], is capable of baking hundreds of loaves of bread each day. The ovens will allow the users to save over 150 tons of [[firewood]] each year, which results in the reduction of around 277 tons of [[Greenhouse effect|greenhouse gas emissions]] annually. The project creates a new economic opportunity for the local bakers, now in a smoke-free setting. Read more at: [http://regions20.org/about/news/154-r20-and-local-partner-cirid-host-inauguration-ceremony-of-solar-bakery-project-in-gitega-burundi R20 and local partner, CIRID, host inauguration ceremony of solar bakery project in Gitega, Burundi]
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Engineer Without Borders Iran SCI 1.jpg|[[Engineers Without Borders-Iran]] solar cooking workshop in [[Iran]] with [[Soheil Salimi]] and student assistants, April 27, 2014
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Engineer Without Borders Iran SCI 2.jpg|[[Engineers Without Borders-Iran]] solar cooking workshop
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Engineer Without Borders Iran SCI 1.jpg|[[Engineers Without Borders-Iran]] solar cooking workshop
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April 2015Edit

McArdle Factors that give funders confidence10:14

McArdle Factors that give funders confidence

  • You can now see all new content as it is added to the site by visiting this page: New content

March 2015Edit

Chennai school 1

Solar energy concentrator at Ramakrishna Mission’s Students’ Home

  • Investment brings large-scale solar cooking to Chennai school for orphans and underprivileged boys - Starting in 2013, a partnership between the UNDP, India's Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, and the Global Environment Facility, led to a project to install an ARUN®100 solar concentrator at the Ramakrishna Mission’s Students’ Home. The system provides enough energy to cook 3,000 meals per day and reduces LPG consumption by half, which leads to a savings of US$8,000 per year. Read more...
Solar cooking workshop 3, C.V. Raman College, 3-30-15

"Solar Cooking for a Healthy & Better Life" at the Bhubaneswar Club in Odisha, India March 2015 - C.V. Raman College

  • Women's Day event in India promotes solar cooking - Sanjib Rout, Chairman of the C.V. Raman College of Engineering organized a workshop on "Solar Cooking for a Healthy & Better Life" at the Bhubaneswar Club in Odisha, India to raise awareness of the potential of solar cooking for commercial applications.
  • Show your solar cooker design to the United Nations Development Program - The UN is now assessing what viable small and institutional-sized solar cookers are available in the marketplace for widespread distribution in emergency situations. Proposals must be submitted by 5 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2015. Read more...
Refugee drawing1

Solar cooker drawings by refugees

Janak McGilligan

Dr. Janak Palta McGilligan

  • Apply for the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards: Solar Cookers International has a unique opportunity to nominate projects from SCInet members for the 2015 BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards. All materials must be in English. Read more...

February 2015Edit

ISES logo
The webinar will be held from 3:00pm - 4:30pm GMT (7:00am - 8:30am PST/10:00am - 11:30pm EST). More info and registration...
  • Apply for the SEED Award - The SEED Awards recognize "the most promising, innovative and locally-led start-up social and environmental enterprises in countries with developing and emerging economies. The independent SEED International Jury of experts selects enterprises which have the potential to make real improvements in poverty eradication and environmental sustainability while contributing to a greener economy." Apply by March 31, 2015. Read more...

For older news, please see Solar cooking news archive.
For all news added to any page on the site see News log.

April 2015Edit

Leéiyen teaches the use of solar box cookers and the --SODIS-- approach to water pastuerization, 11-15-14

Leéiyen teaches the use of solar box cookers and the SODIS method of water pasteurization in Cameroon, November 2014.

  • NEW: February 2015: A Development and Information Center, DevICe, has been established in Tatum, Kumbo, north of Bamenda in Cameroon. After two weeks of training, the staff continues to test different types of solar ovens, provide information about water hygiene, and help with simple water quality analysis. They will also look into solar cooking. The center is run by voluntary work with a small budget. However, they are able to use a professional pyranometer from Kipp & Zonen. The project is run in partnership with Engineers Without Borders - Sweden, and sponsorship by Inpsecta, a technical consulting company in Sweden.
  • April 2015: AFRES moves forward with solar cooking initiative - According to Joseph Odey, Chairman of the Association for the Reduction of Carbon Emission, the initiative is being sponsored at present by the Global Environmental Facility Small Grant Programme, GEF-SGP under the support of UNDP to provide alternative energy source for use in place of firewood in New Bussa community of Niger State. Under the first phase of the project, 50 youths were trained in building solar cookers. Some members of the communities who took part in a demonstration on how the solar cooker works in Tungan Ibrahim, Salamatu Maigari and Salamatu Sale, said using the solar cooker was faster and better than using firewood. Read more... - allAfrica

March 2015Edit

Tajikistan 1

Sadarbek Tohirbekov with the solar cooker provided by Little Earth. Photo by Little Earth.

  • March 2015: Little Earth, a Tajiak environmental NGO, provided a solar cooker to the village of Roshorv (located at an altitude of more than 3000m) in the Bartang Valley of Tajikistan’s Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast. Sadarbek Tohirbekov, a teacher of Russian language at the local school, took delivery of the parabolic cooker though the each resident of the village has access to it. Tohirbekov said, "to prepare a lunch or dinner [without a solar cooker], we use about half a kilo of bush kindling and then a couple of kilos of firewood and three kilos of dried manure or coal. For example, just to boil five to seven liters of water requires about three to five kilos of bush. A solar kitchen can greatly reduce the consumption of firewood and other fuels, even if you use it only once a day." Read more...
  • Investment brings large-scale solar cooking to Chennai school for orphans and underprivileged boys - Starting in 2013, a partnership between the UNDP, India's Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, and the Global Environment Facility, led to a project to install an ARUN®100 solar concentrator at the Ramakrishna Mission’s Students’ Home which serves orphaned and underprivileged boys. The system provides enough energy to cook 3000 meals per day and reduces LPG consumption by half, which leads to a savings of US$8000 per year. Read more...
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"Solar Cooking for a Healthy & Better Life" at the Bhubaneswar Club in Odisha, India March 2015 - C.V. Raman College

  • March 2015: To recognize Women's Day on March 8th, Sanjib Rout, Chairman of the C.V. Raman College of Engineering organized a workshop on "Solar Cooking for a Healthy & Better Life" at the Bhubaneswar Club in Odisha, India. Its purpose was to create awareness among housewives, hoteliers and commercial organizations to adopt solar cooking as an alternative method for cooking.
  • March 2015: Solvatten reports in their March 2015 newsletter that their water heating system is currently being used 180,000 people in over 60 countries.
  • Show your solar cooker to the United Nations Development Program - The UN is now assessing what viable small and institutional-sized solar cookers are available in the marketplace for widespread distribution in emergency situations. Proposals must be submitted by 5 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2015. Read more...
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The Staatliche Realschule students in Bad Tölz, Germany demonstrate the simple assembly of a parabolic solar cooker.

  • March 2015: The Comenius Multilateral Project 2012-2014 is a collective effort between seven secondary schools located across Europe, with the objective to show respect for the earth, and to change people's perception of how alternative energy can now be easily incorporated into our daily lives. . The Staatliche Realschule in Bad Tölz, Germany, has put together a video showing the assembly of a parabolic solar cooker using simple tools.

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  • March 2012:
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Professor Ajay Chandak demonstrates some of his renewable and sustainable designs for a gasifier stove, institutional solar parabolic cookers and biodigesters.

  • Saturday, April 18, 2015: (Kalamath Falls) A free program, “How to Build and Use a Solar Oven,” will be led by Brittany Johansen at 10:30 a.m. in the Klamath County Library, located at 126 S. 3rd St. She will explain the science behind passive solar heating and how to use and build a solar oven.
  • Amazon Smile donation program - Consider signing up for http://smile.amazon.com, and choose Solar Cookers International as your charity of choice. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.
  • EVENT: Saturday, April 11, 2015: (Sierra Vista) The Sierra Vista Community Market will celebrate Earth Day with an Earth Day trivia quiz, kid's activities, and a solar cooking demonstration in Veterans’ Memorial Park. More information...
  • EVENT: Saturday, April 11, 2015: (Tucson) Join Citizens for Solar for the 33rd Solar Potluck and Exhibition happening at Catalina State Park. Experience the flavors of solar-cooked food and explore solar appliances, exhibitions (ovens, fountains, coolers, lights, electrical systems), and solar arts. The event is co-sponsored by Arizona State Parks. The event runs 10:00 a.m. - Sunset. More information...
  • EVENT: Saturday, August 8, 2015: (San Diego) Jim La Joie, designer of the All Season Solar Cooker, will present a 2 p.m. free class about solar cooking at the City Farmers Nursery located at 4832 Home Ave. He will cover the different types of solar cookers available and cooking techniques. When registering for the class you are offered a reduced price on an All Season's Solar Cooker. Sign up for this option prior to the class. More information...
  • August 2011:
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Tom and solar cooking expert Linda Stein show anchor Mary Nam how to cook, take a hot camping shower, provide all the electricity for your home, and brighten up a room -- all with the sun!

March 2015Edit

  • March 2015: Alan Bigelow of Solar Punch has released this short trailer documenting some of the experiences they shared with fellow trekkers on the 2014 Solar Himalayan Trek.
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Footsteps of the Buddha Footage tests





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  • Available sunshine in the Sahel region of Africa documented - Authors, Beth Newton, Sophie Cowie, Derk Rijks, Jamie Banks, Helen Brindley, and John h. Marsham have published a well-documented analysis of the potential sunshine available for solar cooking in the Sahel region, particularly in northern Chad where a number of Sudanese refugee camps are located. TchadSolaire has been training both refugees and the indigenous population to solar cook in the region since 2005. Even along river population centers where clouds tend to form, solar cooking is possible for over 330 days a year. Read more: Solar Cooking in the Sahel - NOWCAST
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A student shows the dish he prepared in his solar cooker.

  • 15,000 students in Mumbai solar cook and set world-record - In an event organized by Keshav Srushti, 15,000 students from 80 schools in Mumbai, India set a new world record for the largest-ever solar cooking gathering. Each student was given a solar cooker and taught how to assemble and use it as part of a national campaign to spread awareness of the importance of solar technology. C Vidyasagar Rao, governor of Maharashtra and Ashish Shelar, minister of state, Power, Coal & New Renewable Energy, attended the record-setting gathering. Read more at: Over 15,000 students create a new world-record in solar cooking
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Regions 20 inagurates the new solar bakery project in Burundi.

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