|122 Countries · 490 NGOs · 469 Individuals|
170 Manufacturers · 366 Designs· 70 Plans
|Sponsored by Solar Cookers International|
Funded by the Agua Fund
Welcome to the Solar Cookers International Network (SCInet) Wiki, the world’s premier resource for solar thermal cooking and related technologies. The articles on this site are consulted more than a quarter million times each month as people seek in-depth information on these topics. This wiki-based site can be edited by everyone and thus offers a global platform for information sharing. Learn about solar cooking field projects, research, design, and promotion. Groups and individuals directly involved in these efforts are invited to join SCInet and work with us to improve this resource and to further solar cooking around the world. For more information, contact email@example.com.
SCInet Solar Cooking Convention July 17-19, 2014
- EVENT: The SCInet Solar Cooking Convention 2014, sponsored by Solar Cookers International with support from Agua Fund and the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, will take place in Sacramento, California, USA July 17-19, 2014. Solar cooking project directors, promoters, designers, researchers, and manufacturers with experience in the transfer of solar cooking technologies are encouraged to gather for this exchange-of-information convention. The format will include presentations, panel discussions, working groups, and public demonstration of solar cookers. The last day of the event will be the Sacramento Solar Cooking Festival, open to the public at no charge and local solar cooks are encouraged to participate in the Festival on that day (Saturday, July 19). Event registration information...
- Payment reminder - To attend the Convention, registration and payment must be completed by July 1. There will be no registrations on-site at the Convention: Registration checkout
- A New Turn Toward Solar Cooking - Pia Piroschka Otte. Learn how solar cookers are accepted and used in Burkina Faso and India. This paper discusses six case-studies from the two countries where Scheffler reflectors were used by a diverse selection of institutions. More information about how solar cooker use can vary between cultures can be found on the solar cooker dissemination and cultural variables page.
- Teen scientist harnesses sun power to help Navajo community - To support her community, Raquel Redshirt designed and built a solar oven using locally available materials. She was invited to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair and was honored with a special award. Read more...
- Solar Cooking: The No-Fuel, No-Emissions Way to Make Dinner - Edible Manhattan
- Household air pollution from cooking fires kills more people than malaria, tuberculosis, and AIDS combined - The journal Nature reports on a recent World Health Organization (WHO) report that states that 4.3 million people die annually from household air pollution caused by polluting biomass stoves used by one-third of the global population. However, efforts to introduce more efficient biomass stoves are failing. Read article in Nature: Global health: Deadly dinners
- José Andrés thinks food can fix the world, starting in Haiti - The Washington Post
- Your data is requested for NIH household air pollution study - Request for Information (RFI): Global Cookstove Distribution Programs and Projects for Evaluation of Health Benefits - Data submission is due June 30, 2014
| Read the Spring 2014 issue of Solar Cooker Review|
...or see back issues.
- Photo of reciprocal light creates new approach to solar cooker testing - William Bradley, founder of Earthbound Technology, has been developing a new way to be able to analyze potential performance of solar cookers
- Solar cooking advocate in Iran trains high school students - Soheil Salimi, a twenty-two year old civil engineering student, has started a chapter of Engineers Without Borders - Iran, and has begun organizing solar cooking workshops in his free time. His latest class was at the Hafez high school for girls. Read more about his projects on his personal page.
- Three cheers for the Girl Scouts - Girl Scouts in Texas can now earn a solar energy patch studying solar cooking and photovoltaic electrical generation
- German solar cooker manufacturer reaches impressive milestone - Stephan Zech, with Sun and Ice, reports that they have distributed 50,000 parabolic solar cookers in the last ten years.
- Former SCI board member Paul Funk to participate in establishing cookstove and clean cooking solutions standards
- How solar energy empowers women, youth in rural Nicaragua - Forty years ago Sabana Grande was ravaged by war. Now you will find people sitting under solar-powered lights, eating solar-cooked chicken, and drinking smoothies made by a bicycle-powered blender. Sabana Grande has embraced a solar culture that has transformed the community. Read more... (See also other solar restaurants and bakeries.)
- NGO initiates second phase of solar bakery project in Burundi - Regions 20 continues its efforts to help local bakers organize their solar bakery. More information... Update: The deadline to submit proposals to supply the solar ovens has been extended.. Interested parties will find more information here: Invitation to Tender For Solar Bakery Project, Burundi. The scale of the project may be rather small, but the funding and implementation is coming from world leaders in the field of economic and environmental relief.
- Renewable Energy Cooking Resource Center under construction in Biharwe, Uganda
- French solar cuisine done with style - Sun and Ice shares photos of one of their reflectors incorporated into a portable solar kitchen, created by one of their customers in France. The small, trailered construction is a rolling work of art. See more photos on the facebook page.
- Solar Cookers International (SCI) is proud to receive funding from The Agua Fund, Inc. for the SCInet Wiki. Read SCI’s current Annual Report.
For older news, please see Solar cooking news archive.
Solar Cookers International Network
Solar cooking basics
- Intro to solar cooking
- How solar cookers work
- Build a solar cooker
- Buy a solar cooker
- Pots, reflectors, etc.
- Cooking guidelines
- Construction plans
- Manufacturers and vendors
- Discussion groups
Teaching and promotion
- Promoting solar cooking
- Most significant projects
- Project evaluations
- Funding your project
- Classroom resources
Solar cooking in depth
- Refugee camps
- Institutional solar cooking
- Testing solar cookers
- Tracking the sun
- Health and safety
- Research topics
- Integrated cooking
- Heat-retention cooking
- Water pasteurization
- Fuel-efficient woodstoves
- Water distillation
- Solar food processing
- Solar canning
- Solar food drying
- Solar autoclave
- Non-cooking uses
Questions and comments: firstname.lastname@example.org