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<table style="margin:0;background-color:#a8c361;font-size:100%;font-weight:normal;border:1px solid #a3bfb1;text-color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;width:100%;"><tr><td valign="bottom" style="font-size:135%;font-weight:bold;width:600px;">Welcome to the Solar Cookers International Network <span style="font-weight:normal;font-size:80%;">([[Solar Cookers International Network|about SCInet...]])</span></td><td align=right style="font-size:130%;"> Sponsored by [http://www.solarcookers.org Solar Cookers International]</td></tr><tr><td align="left" valign="middle">[[:Category:Countries|116 Countries]] '''·''' [[:Category:NGOs|510 NGOs]] '''·''' [[:Category:Individuals|543 Individuals]] '''·''' [[Manufacturers and vendors|181 Manufacturers]] '''·''' [[:Category:Solar cooker designs|361 Designs]] '''·''' [[:Category:Solar cooker plans|68 Plans]]</td> <td align="right" style="font-size:130%;padding-left:180px;"><table style="margin-left:100px;" cellpadding="2" border="0"><tr><td align="right">
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The [[Solar Cookers International Network]] is an alliance of [[:Category:NGOs|NGOs]], [[:Category:Manufacturers and vendors|manufacturers]], and [[:Category:Individuals|individuals]] actively promoting solar cooking in more than [[Countries|100 countries]]. This wiki-based site, which allows Network participants to edit articles, provides a platform for members to share information and to collaborate on projects and research. Solar cooking is an important part of [[Integrated Cooking]], which also includes the use of [[fuel-efficient woodstove]]s and [[heat-retention cooker]]s. If you are a solar cooking promoter, designer, or manufacturer, and you would like '''to be included in the Network''', fill out this [http://solarcooking.org/join/joinSCInet.htm online form].
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The site also has information for the solar cooking enthusiast including [[:Category:Solar cooker plans|construction plans]] and [[:Category:Manufacturers and vendors|commercial models]]. Both articles explain the advantages and disadvantages of the different styles of solar cookers.
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*'''More Indian schools to get solar cookers ''(The Hindu)''''' - After experimenting with solar power in cooking the noon meal for students in a corporation school, the Coimbatore Corporation has decided to provide them to a few more schools. In August, Coimbatore installed two [institutional] solar cookers at the North Coimbatore School at Rs. 68,000. ...The civic body was keen on tapping alternative sources of energy to bring down reliance on conventional sources of energy and provide a friendly kitchen environment for workers, who had been struggling with using firewood. [http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Coimbatore/more-schools-in-coimbatore-to-get-solar-cookers/article5367329.ece Read more...]
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*'''Solar cooking receives a new platform to speak from''' - The second edition of ''Sun Focus'', a quarterly magazine devoted to concentrated solar heat has just been released. The new publication from [[India]] was founded by Dr Farooq Addullah. He explains that the magazine will focus on off-grid applications of concentrated solar technologies (CSTs) for the purpose of saving fuel oil, firewood, and LPG in industrial and commercial establishments using heat between 80 °C and 250 °C. Solar cooking plays a major role in the content. This latest edition's cover article is devoted to the latest developments of the [[Scheffler Community Kitchen]], written by noted solar cooking designer and advocate for solar cooking education in public schools, [[Ajay Chandak]]. Read his article on page 11. [https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B3LcTeALQ3GJNXlDR01EMjRWcEk/edit?pli=1 Scheffler Solar Concentrators in India] - ''Sun Focus''
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'''For older news''' and site additions, please see the [[Solar cooking news archive]].
 
 
[[File:PICT2221.jpg|thumb|300px|Women prepare a farewell dinner for the international team that had been evaluating their solar cooker project.]]
 
*'''Only solar cooking makes something like this possible''' - In 2009 several hundred women from [[Chad|Darfur refugee camps]] gathered together, each carrying a pot of raw food and a folded 12" x 12" cardboard and aluminum foil [[CooKit]]. They were preparing a farewell dinner for an international team that had been evaluating their solar cooker project. The women opened their CooKits and left their pots of food to cook unattended for 90 minutes while they sat in the shade. The result was a banquet for hundreds of people. If each of these woman had been required to haul a fuel-efficient stove and a bundle of wood to this location along with her pot of food, she would have had to stay out in the sun, along with the other women, to tend her fire through the cooking process. Imagine hundreds of fires burning in the desert sun to cook what the ladies in this photo cooked with no fuel and no fire at all.
 
 
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*'''URGENT Appeal: Partnering for Haiyan storm relief needed''' - Are there any groups or individuals working in this region that are able to provide solar water pasteurization and cooking technology, and other resources to those affected by Haiyan? Please contact [http://www.solarcookers.org/contact Solar Cookers International Worldwide Office].
 
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[[Image:Wapi-before-after.jpg|150px|thumb|The WAPI on right shows that pasteurization temperatures have been reached.]]
 
*'''Study of water treatment in Kenya demonstrates the effectiveness of the WAPI''' - Dr. [[Robert Metcalf]], research microbiologist, and [[Dinah Chienjo]] of [[FOTO]] worked together on a study to compare the results of various water treatment chemicals to the [[WAPI]] water pasteurization indicator used with a [[CooKit]] solar cooker. One finding of note is that "when treated with WaterGuard (3 drops/liter), subsequent Colilert and Petrifilm tests most often were negative for E. coli, except with highly turbid water sources....When water was heated in a CooKit solar cooker to melt the WAPI wax, all subsequent Colilert and Petrifilm tests were negative for E. coli." Read the study at: [[Media:Eliminating_Water-bourne_Disease_Lower_Nyakach_Kenya_2013.pdf|The Goal is Zero: A Strategy to Eliminate Water-bourne Disease in Lower Nyakach, Kenya]]
 
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[[File:SunFire_Stove_Project,_11-5-13.jpg|thumb|300px|[[Crosby Menzies]] of [[SunFire Solutions]], attends a solar cooking demonstration as part of the [http://beyond-carbon.com/projects/africa-2/sunfire-stoves SunFire Stoves Project] in South Africa.]]
 
*'''SunFire Solutions partners with Beyond Carbon to promote local solar cooking businesses.''' - [[SunFire Solutions]] and [http://beyond-carbon.com Beyond Carbon] recognize that long-term solutions need to include local business communities with shared sustainability objectives. Their current [http://beyond-carbon.com/projects/africa-2/sunfire-stoves SunFire Stoves Project] joint venture is based in [[South Africa]]. The project's goal is to protect the area around Kruger National Park from deforestation through the implementation of solar cookers. Three hundred [[parabolic solar cooker]]s were initially purchased for the project, and 213 have already gone into households as of fall 2013. With access to the solar cookers, more than ten new locally owned enterprises have been created.
 
 
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[[File:Solar_cooking_training_in_Tapachula,_Mexico.jpg|thumb|300px|Solar cooking training in Tapachula, {{state|Chiapas}}, [[Mexico]]]]
 
*'''Mexican Rotary Club trains 44 new solar cooking trainers''' - In conjunction with the Municipal government of Tapachula in {{state|Chiapas}}, [[Mexico]], the [[Rotary Club of Tapachula Centenario]] has sponsored a number of solar cooking workshops in 2012 and 2013. Forty-four new instructors were trained in how to present solar cooking workshops back in their home communities. Restaurant staff was introduced to solar cooking in Santo Domingo, and at the Universidad Valle del Grijalva, City and Tapachula, culinary students were also introduced to solar cooking. On-site Experimental INIFAP "Rosario Izapa" trained twenty-seven people as users of alternative cooking systems. More photos here: http://tinyurl.com/kqr3fx9
 
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*'''Humanitarian Innovation: What's Cooking With Solar Cookers''' - [[Patricia McArdle]], editor of the [[Solar Cooker Review]] and solar thermal cooking activist, relates the most recent reactions to solar cooking she has encountered while encouraging larger humanitarian groups to support this simple nonpolluting technology. "While 10s of millions of dollars have been invested over the past decade by international organizations, governments and corporate sponsors to develop cleaner burning biomass cook stoves, no funds have been allocated to help make the current generation of solar thermal cookers more durable, more efficient and less expensive." [http://insights.wired.com/profiles/blogs/response-to-humanitarian-innovation-the-power-to-change-the-world?xg_source=msg_appr_blogpost#axzz2dH6CQH54 Read more...]
 
 
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*For questions and comments about the Solar Cookers International Network (SCInet) or its website (this wiki), contact [mailto:webmaster@solarcooking.org webmaster@solarcooking.org].
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January 2016

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United Nations accepts Solar Cookers Internatinonal's statement for the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women
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Team E-Innovation wins second place in Kuwait Global Technopreneurship Challenge for their solar box cooker design
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A record setting 5,760 students participated in a solar cooking event on January 12, 2016 in Aurangabad, India as part of Maha SuryaKumbh 2016 organized by Keshav Srushti
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On January 24th, after this year's Maha SuryaKumbh, Keshav Sruhti will be opening an educational solar energy park in Uttan, India
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EVENT: January 22-23, 2016: (Faro, Portugal) CONSOLFOOD 2016 Conference: Advances in Solar Food Processing and Solar Cooking
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One Earth Designs featured in Huffington Post: "How Do You Fight The World's 'Largest Environmental Health Problem'? Harness The Sun."
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GoSun presented with the Innovation Award for Eco-Design and Sustainable Technologies at CES 2016
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Funding opportunity from the U.S. EPA and the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves for innovations in the areas of integrated cooking, heating, and electric power generation.
December 2015

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Paula Ann Winchester, longtime supporter of SCI, delivers 100 CooKits to Ghanaian village of Bremen Essiam
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Keshav Srushti reports that they have engaged 50,000 students in solar cooking towards their goal of 100,000 by the end of January 2016.
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Designer in Iran takes a new approach to heating water.
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Gastronomiasolar, based in Spain, taught 1000 people to solar cook in 2015
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Forty-five women receive training on Integrated Cooking Method
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US television's Top Chef contestants compete at solar cooking
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The world's largest solar cooking festival, Maha SuryaKumbh, culminates in January 2016
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Shipping container full of solar ovens arrives in Dominican Republic ready for Solar Oven Partners project

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  • NEW: 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...
  • NEW: February 16, 2016 (Letters of Intent), March 15, 2016 (Final Applications): The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (GACC) is accepting proposals for the design and implementation of behavior change communication (BCC) interventions to accelerate market growth and drive adoption of clean and efficient cookstoves and fuels in households. All Alliance partners are eligible to apply, however implementation is limited to the following Alliance focus countries: Bangladesh, Ghana, Guatemala, Kenya, Nigeria, and Uganda. The Clean Cooking BCC Fund is intended to support innovative approaches that will change behaviors while contributing to a more systematic, coordinated and inclusive effort to increase consumer demand for clean and efficient cookstoves at scale. Request for Proposals – Clean Cooking Behavior Change Communication Fund
  • NEW: October 3 - November 13, 2016: Appropriate Technology for the Developing World Are you interested in international development, humanitarian work, or helping others with renewable energy internationally? \If you answered yes, this course, put on by Solar Energy International is for you! The first section of this course surveys technologies that aim to improve people’s access to basic human needs: water and sanitation, food processing and cooking technologies, biomass, rural electrification, and appropriate building techniques. The second section of the class focuses on project development and implementation. Throughout this course the focus is on the community- their needs, how to guide decision makers to understand the benefits of different technologies, and how to learn from the community. Working with a community will ensure the success of an appropriate technology project. Register here...

ArmeniaEdit

Spitak event February 2016
  • NEW: August 5-7, 2016: Spitak Solar Cooking Festival - Guests will be able to stay for free at the Center in Spitak (donation are appreciated). The guests will need to pay for their own food. Spitak is 100 km. North of the capital Yerevan. Bus transport is available. For more information write vaskenconsulting@aol.com.

Costa RicaEdit

  • April 17 - May 1, 2016: (Mastatal, Puriscal) Rancho Mastatal is an environmental learning center and lodge located along the edge of the last remaining virgin rainforest of Costa Rica’s Puriscal County. The center will be hosting this two-week workshop to promote forest conservation and living harmoniously in this pristine environment. Alternative cooking technologies: methane bio-digesters, rocket and bio-char stoves, cob, and yes, solar ovens will be one of topics covered in the course. Registration information...

FranceEdit

  • NEW: 23 Avril 2016: (Nantes) DÉCOUVERTE DES CUISEURS ÉCOLOGIQUES - Une journée pour découvrir le fonctionnement des cuiseurs écologiques, comprendre comment les intégrer dans son quotidien et apprendre à les utiliser. Vous pouvez choisir entre assembler votre cuiseur solaire (bois ou carton) ou fabriquer votre cuiseur thermos. Plus d'informations...
  • NEW: 27-28 Mai 2016: (Nantes) PROJET DE DÉVELOPPEMENT ET CUISEURS ÉCOLOGIQUES - Deux journées qui permettent aux participants de consolider leur démarche de projet de développement de cuisson écologique, et d’acquérir les connaissances sur les cuiseurs écologiques et sur la fabrication d’un cuiseur à bois économe. Plus d'informations...

IndiaEdit

  • Sunday, February 17, 2016: (Kalwa, Thane) Enviro Vigil (Paryavaran Dakshata Manch) will conduct a one day cooking workshop with solar cookers. 10:30am-12:30pm at Ankur Theme park, TMC's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Hospital campus. Participants will have the opportunity for hands-on training with several types of solar cookers. More information...

ItalyEdit

  • June 7-10, 2016: (Florence): The 16th IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering is an international forum for the exchange of ideas and information on energy systems, taking place next summer in Italy. Delegates make presentations and discuss various issues, including clean and renewable energy solutions, for protection of our environment. Originally, authors were invited to submit original papers by January 31, 2016. Due to numerous requests, the manuscript submission deadline has been extended to February 15, 2016. More information...

KenyaEdit

  • April 7-9, 2016: (Nairobi) The SME Expo 2016 will take place at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC). Companies looking to do business in Africa will have the opportunity to be front and center with pre-screened African buyers, sales representatives, and potential business partners. More information and registration information...

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ConnecticutEdit

  • NEW: April 16-17, 2016: (New Haven) The Global Health Innovation Conference will be taking place at Yale University. Billed as the world's leading and largest health conference, it is a crossroads for health care issues and social entrepreneurship. The deadline for oral presentations is January 20, 2016, but applications for information presentation sessions has a rolling deadline. Solar cooking is becoming increasingly recognized as part of the solution for respiratory diseases, aside from the environmental benefits. This is another venue where that voice can be heard. More information...

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