Solar Cookers World Network

Changes: Solar Cookers International Network (Home)

View source

Back to page

m (Updated counts)
(603 intermediate revisions by 6 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
|valign="top"|<!-- TOP BOX--><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:125%;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:110%;"> Sponsored by [ Solar Cookers International]</td></tr><tr><td align="left" valign="middle">[[:Category:Countries|122 Countries]] '''·''' [[:Category:NGOs|528 NGOs]] '''·''' [[:Category:Individuals|491 Individuals]] '''·''' [[Manufacturers and vendors|169 Manufacturers]] '''·''' [[:Category:Solar cooker designs|359 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">
<mainpage-leftcolumn-start />
<table class="plainlinks" style="margin:1;background-color:#a8c361;font-size:100%;font-weight:normal;border:1px solid grey;text-color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;width:100%;"><tr><td align="left" valign="middle">[[:Category:Countries|133&nbsp;Countries]] '''·''' [[:Category:NGOs|395&nbsp;NGOs]] '''·''' [[:Category:Individuals|320&nbsp;Individuals]]<br /> [[Manufacturers and vendors|170&nbsp;Manufacturers]] '''·''' [[:Category:Solar cooker designs|383&nbsp;Designs]] '''·''' [[:Category:Solar cooker plans|79&nbsp;Plans]]</td><td style="font-size:100%" align="right">Sponsored&nbsp;by&nbsp;{{ #NewWindowLink: | Solar Cookers International}}<br />Funded&nbsp;by&nbsp;the&nbsp;{{ #NewWindowLink: | Agua&nbsp;Fund,&nbsp;Inc.}}</td><td>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</td><td align="right">
default []
{{ #NewWindowLink: | [[File:facebook.gif|32px|link=]] }}
desc none
</td><td style="padding-left:5px">
</imagemap> </td><td style="padding-left:5px"><imagemap>Image:twitter.gif|30px
{{ #NewWindowLink: | [[File:twitter.gif|37px|link=]] }}
default []
desc none
</imagemap></td><td style="padding-left:5px;padding-bottom:3px;"></td></tr></table></td></tr></table>
<div style="display:none;">{{SiteMap}}</div>
{|cellspacing="5" cellpadding="2" width="100%" style="vertical-align:top;background-color:white" colspan="2"
=='''Solar cooking around the world'''==
|style="color:#000; background:white"|
<tabber>Top News=<h2 style="display:none;">'''Top news'''</h2>
<p style="margin-bottom:0px;">{{GoogleTranslateLinks}}</p>
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|120 countries]]. This wiki-based site allows members to share information on projects and research. Solar cooking is an important part of [[Integrated Cooking]], which includes the use of [[fuel-efficient woodstove]]s and [[heat-retention cooker]]s. Promoters, designers, and manufacturers are invited '''to join the Network''' by filling out this [ online form]
|-|Other News=<h2 style="display:none;">'''Other news'''</h2>
<table width="100%"><tr><td>
|-|New Content=<h2 style="display:none;">'''New content'''</h2>
default [[:Category:Solar cooker plans]]
desc none
'''For older news''' and site additions, please see the [[Solar cooking news archive]].
default [[:Category:Manufacturers and vendors]]
desc none
default [[Promoting solar cooking]]
desc none
==January 2014==
[[File:Suryakumbh_2014.png|thumb|300px|3,484 children from 80+ schools participated in the world's largest solar cooking class in Mumbai. [ Read more...]]]
*'''India raises the bar for the world's largest solar cooking class''' - "As many as 3,484 children from over 80 schools participated in the largest solar cooking initiative Suryakumbh on January 4th, which has qualified as an entry to the Guinness Book of World Records. The emergence of renewable sources of energy as an answer to the imminent exhaustion of conventional energy sources pushed a Bhayander NGO, Keshav Srushti, to start with the most influential members of society, children." The class was held in Mumbai, [[India]]. [ Read more...]
*The January 2014 issue of [[Solar Cooker Review]] is now available online.
default [[Media:Scr_jan14.pdf]]
desc none
==December 2013==
*''' Rajasthan state govt. sponsors solar cooking systems for girls hostels''' - Two state run hostels for girls in Jaipur, {{state|Rajasthan}}, [[India]] have installed [[Scheffler Community Kitchen]] solar cooking systems to meet the cooking needs for 600 students. Each system has four dishes of 16 square meters and will help conserve 4,500 kgs of liquefied cooking gas (LPG) annually assuming about 275 normally sunny days. It is estimated the payback will be less than four years, reducing the financial burden to the state government. [ Read more...]
*[*Version*=1&*entries*=0&link_code=hom&tag=solarcookersint-20 Shop at using this link] and Amazon will give a percentage of your purchases to Solar Cookers International, the sponsor of SCInet.
[[File:Adelante Con El Sol The Solar Women Of Totogalpa|thumb|350 px]]
*'''A quiet community in Latin America is making sustainability a reality '''- "The Solar Women of Totogalpa" is a short documentary film set in rural [[Nicaragua]] that follows [[Las Mujeres Solares de Totogalpa|a group of women]] in their journey toward a community-based, sustainable lifestyle with solar cooking as its centerpiece. Watch this excellent twenty-two minute film, and help the producers receive the Audience Choice Award by clicking on the "Like" button at the top of [ this page].
[[File:ASABE_test_standard_image,_12-4-13,.jpg|thumb|230px|Determining the solar intercept area, ASABE S580.1]]
*'''Technical testing standards for solar cookers updated''' - The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), based in St. Joseph, {{state|Michigan}}, [[USA]], has revised its [[Testing|solar cooker testing]] standard. The organization is recognized worldwide for developing voluntary standards for food, agricultural, and biological systems. Often sited in technical reviews, the updated version will replace the current standards established ten years ago. The goal is to promote uniformity and consistency in the terms and units used to describe, test, rate, and evaluate solar cookers, solar cooker components, and solar cooker operation. However, it is outside of the scope of the standards to factor in cost, durability, and user satisfaction. Review the new standards: [[Media:S580.1.pdf|ASAE S580.1 NOV2013 Testing and Reporting Solar Cooker Performance]]
==November 2013==
[[File:Matthew Rollins CooKit variation (assembled), 2-21-12.jpg|230px|thumb|An early prototype of the [[CooKit]] [[solar panel cooker]] variation designed by [[Applied Green Technology]].]]
* '''Lady Fatimah Trust finances several thousand solar cookers for Iraq, Lebanon, and Africa''' - A.G. Karim, chairman of The [[Lady Fatemah Trust]], based in the [[United Kingdom]], has agreed to finance several thousand solar cookers designed by [[Matthew Rollins]] of [[Applied Green Technology]], to be delivered to [[Africa]], [[Iraq]], and [[Lebanon]]. Matthew has also arranged for [[Andreas Fasoulides]], living in [[Cyprus]], to visit [[Pakistan]] to lay the groundwork for future solar cooking training workshops there where 100,000 solar cookers are currently on provisional order. Applied Green Technology is close to releasing their new solar cooker design developed from the basic [[CooKit]] solar panel cooker. Matthew states that the improved design will be able to be adjusted to suit sun orientation at any latitude location on the globe, and the added power boost allows for cooking to be done often without the need for a cooking bag.
[[File:UCI_students_receive_Gates_Foundation_grant,_11-26-13.jpg|thumb|250px|UCI students receive a Gates Foundation grant to help develop their design for a [[heat storage]] solar cooker able to cook in the evening when the sun is down.]]
*'''The Gates Foundation recognizes solar cooking''' - The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will donate $100,000 to the University of {{state|California}} Irvine, [[USA]], for its development of a solar stove that allows people to cook without carbon emissions. The grant to the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at UCI is one of more than 80 awards the foundation announced Wednesday, according to a news release. The awards are being given to institutions that foster forward-thinking solutions to persistent global issues. The stored-energy solar stove, which permits carbon-free cooking indoors and at night using phase-changing nitrate salts for [[heat storage]], was designed by a group of senior mechanical engineering students at UCI. [ Read more...]
*'''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. [ Read more...]
*'''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. [ Scheffler Solar Concentrators in India] - ''Sun Focus''
[[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.
*'''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 [ Solar Cookers International Worldwide Office].
[[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]]
[[File:SunFire_Stove_Project,_11-5-13.jpg|thumb|300px|[[Crosby Menzies]] of [[SunFire Solutions]], attends a solar cooking demonstration as part of the [ SunFire Stoves Project] in South Africa.]]
*'''SunFire Solutions partners with Beyond Carbon to promote local solar cooking businesses.''' - [[SunFire Solutions]] and [ Beyond Carbon] recognize that long-term solutions need to include local business communities with shared sustainability objectives. Their current [ 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.
==September 2013==
[[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:
[[File:Pat and mary rose.jpg|right|300px]]
*'''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." [ Read more...]
For older news, please see [[Solar cooking news archive]].
*For questions and comments about the Solar Cookers International Network (SCInet) or its website (this wiki), contact [].
*For questions and comments about the [[Solar Cookers International Network]] (SCInet) or this website, contact [].
<!-- Right column -->
<mainpage-endcolumn />
<mainpage-rightcolumn-start />
{| width=200px
| style="background:#f5fffa; border:1px solid #aaa; |
<br />
<br />
'''Questions and comments:''' [].
'''Questions and comments:''' []
<mainpage-endcolumn />
[[Category:Main Page]]
[[Category:Main Page]]

Latest revision as of 20:37, November 25, 2015

Solar Cookers International Network

Solar cooking basics

See all...

Teaching and promotion

Solar cooking in depth

Related technologies

Solar cooking around the worldEdit

Top news

November 2015

UNCHR supplied Blazing Tube solar cooker in Burkina Faso, 2-9-15
UNHCR supplies 601 Blazing Tube Solar Cookers to Malian refugees in Burkina Faso refugee camps
Portugal conference 2016
January 22-23, 2016: (Faro, Portugal) CONSOLFOOD-2016 Conference: Advances in Solar Food Processing and Solar Cooking
Imani Women Group November 2015
With a solar oven, Kenyan women bake their way to a better life
Sci logo
Dec. 10th: SCI is hosting a free webinar on how to contribute your knowledge and experience to this site. Learn how to create and update a page about yourself, your design, or your group as well as add images, videos, and other info to existing articles.
BBC world service logo
Solvatten reports delivery of 40,000 water pasteurization units to date (Solvatten interview starts at 09:03)
Inti Ilimani video October 2015
Families in La Paz, Bolivia tell of the benefits that solar cooking has brought them
The Guardian
Can solar cookers help reduce greenhouse emissions in developing countries?
October 2015

Solar Cooker Market to Grow Due to Rising Consumer Awareness on the Utilization of Renewable Energy
A new World Health Organization Report examines the dangerous health effects of black carbon/other fossil fuel emissions and how clean cooking solutions can help
Jose Andres 2015
Celebrity chef José Andrés wants the world to cook with sunlight and biofuel
AUN students, Nigeria, fabricate CooKits, 10-15-15
Nigerian university students fabricate solar cookers for distribution
Tiloo new cooker line Sept 2015
Solar Association Gambia (TILOO) announces a new line of solar cookers for sale in Gambia starting next month
Soroptimist international4
Soroptimist International completes third and final solar cooker installation in Fiji
September 2015

Sign up to receive the Solar Cookers International Digest via email
Bruzzlr-photongrill-set-up 2015
PhotonGrill is running a Kickstarter campaign for their new collapsible and inflatable parabolic solar cooker
SCI Association Logo
SCI Associates can now view the latest webinar on demand: A Five Sun Rating for Solar Cookers? Testing for Consumer Certification
Banco FIE 2015
Banco FIE helps mitigate the carbon footprint of the 2015 Dakar Rally by funding solar cooking in 40 Bolivian communities
BISS adding photovoltaic to solar cooker - August 2015
Bolivia Inti-Sud Soleil starts new project to add photovoltaic panels to its solar stoves to provide electricity to recharge mobile phones and other devices

New content

November 2015

October 2015

For older news and site additions, please see the Solar cooking news archive.


Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki