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February 2017

Mumbai students record 2017
7,438 Mumbai pupils solar cook simultaneously setting a new Guinness World Record
SCI Conference sign 2017 cropped
The papers and posters presented at the 6th SCI World Conference 2017 are now available online
January 2017

ASES-2017 logo
Submit papers by 15 February for the Solar Thermal Cooking Track at the ASES Conference, 9-11 October 2017 in Colorado
McGilligan scientist visit post-conf, 1-25-17
Scientists visit McGilligan Centre to discuss issues delaying use of solar cooking technology
Madam Secretary 2017
Tea Leoni learns about solar cooking on recent episode of CBS's Madam Secretary
The Guardian
The Guardian reports on a parabolic solar cooker being developed in South Africa, the Water&Solar100, which can automatically track the sun
Times of India
Vadodara, Gujarat to host international conference on solar cookers
December 2016

Jose Andres Adam Savage SXSL 10-16
Chef José Andrés teaches Adam Savage, former co-host of Mythbusters, about solar & improved combustion cooking at the White House "South by South Lawn" event
Muni Seva Ashram Scheffler array (India Herald), 12-19-16
The Muni Seva Ashram in Goraj, Vadodara, India has switched from steam to thermic fluid to be able to provide nighttime solar cooking
Solar Energy Enterprises Comany rooftop kitchen at Family Bank, 12-13-16
Sudanese bank supports microfinancing initiative with local solar cooking manufacturer
Assistant Professor in Gujart, India, has introduced solar cooking to over 800 women in the past month
November 2016

Canelo de Nos in El Salvador, 11-30-16c
Canelo de Nos has spearheaded a program in El Salvador to instruct low-income citizens on how to construct their own solar ovens and other energy saving appliances
Nakivale Refugee Settlement - September 2016 cropped
The Solar Connect Association starts new projects in two Ugandan refugee camps
CDDF & Sunlife student training in Ghana, 2-16 cropped
In Ghana, the partnership of SunLife and the Community Directed Development Foundation has fostered empowerment with community-based solar programs



Solar Pakistan
  • 23-25 March 2017: (Lahore) Solar Pakistan 2017 will be taking place at the Lahore Expo Centre. "The main focus of this exhibition is to highlight the importance of the most practical and readily available non-conventional renewable resource, i.e. Solar Energy." It appears the primary focus will concern photovoltaics but organizers are soliciting exhibiters in the solar drying sector. More information...


  • NEW: January 2018: CONSOLFOOD 2018 is tentatively scheduled to take place in Faro.


  • October 2016 - May 2017: (Geneva):  Solemyo is offering solar cooker construction workshops from October 2016 until May 2017 on the first Saturday of each month. Three participants is the minimum class size. Organize a group of friends to attend. Vous trouverez plus d'informations ici - (English version)



  • 26-27 April 2017: (Sacramento): The 2017 Green California Summit will take place at the Sacramento Convention Center. Come to the Summit to network with colleagues, get up to date on policy and incentives and discover the best practices behind successful programs and projects. Free access to the keynote address and Green Expo is available on Wednesday the 26th. Possibly good solar cooking program networking. More information...


  • NEW: 9-11 October 2017: American Solar Energy Society Conference - There will be a Solar Thermal Cooking Track at the conference at Colorado University, Denver, Colorado, USA. Submit topics for a forum, a panel presentation, or to demonstrate a solar cooker design. Commercial and Industrial (C & I), Scalable distribution models, and other papers encouraged. Accepted papers will be peer-reviewed and published in the ASES conference proceedings. Submit papers by 15 February 2017 to Solar Cookers International: (More information...)


  • 21 August 2017: (Chicago) Celebrate the total eclipse of the sun at the Adler Planetarium. All things solar with free outdoor activities and safe viewing of the sun, with music, solar cars, and solar cooking demonstrations. More information...


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