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  • NEW:  11 September 2017: (São Paulo) The 1st Ibero-American Meeting of Solar Energy Applied to Food Processing (EnSolAPA) will take place at ABRAVA, Rio Branco Avenue, 1492 - Campos Elíseos. The group stresses the importance for regions with high potential for solar radiation, to be able to take advantage of the latest developments in solar food processing. Speakers have beed scheduled, but there is still presentation time available. If interested, a single page abstract can be submitted to the organizing committee ( and by 5 August 2017. Presentations will be in Portuguese or Castilian. There is no charge for attending the presentations, but registering with the organizing committee is required by 15 August 2017. Contact and for additional information.


FourSolaire event, 27 August 2017 poster
  • NEW: 27 August 2017: (Sorède) A day of solar cooking demonstrations, sponsored by FourSolaire at the foot of the Himalayan Solar Furnace from 10am - noon. The event will include a presentation by Prof. Celestino Ruivo at 11:30am.


  • NEW: 6-17 November 2017: (Bonn) The 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will be organized by Fiji and hosted at the headquarters of the UNFCCC Secretariat in Bonn, Germany. Events and exhibits will take place in the "Bonn Zone" of the official conference venue, making it a major hub for showcasing climate action, knowledge-sharing, capacity-building and networking. More information...



  • NEW: 30 October - 3 November 2017: (Kathmandu) Plenary meetings of working and task groups will be meeting for the ISO TC 285 chapter. Information about travel support opportunities for qualified applicants from the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves can be made by 1 August, 2017 at: GACC travel application


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  • 22-24 January 2018: (Faro) CONSOLFOOD 2018 is scheduled to take place at the Instituto Superior de Engenharia, Universidade do Algarve, Campus da Penha. This solar cooking conference will include oral sessions, keynote lectures, a round table discussion, and a poster session. The organizers encourage potential participants to submit abstracts in the first submission period before 4th June, 2017. The abstract must mention the main topics of the presentation or poster. The abstracts will be assessed by the members of the scientific committee and the organizing committee will inform each author whether their submitted abstract has been accepted.

United Arab Emirates

  • NEW: 29 October - 2 November 2017: (Abu Dhabi) The ISES Solar World Congress 2017 will convene at the Jumeirah Hotel Etihad Towers. The event will be hosted by Masdar Institute of Science and Technology. SWC 2017 and SHC 2017 will provide the most up-to-date information on renewable energy technology trends and breakthroughs, global and regional policies, and market opportunities.gional policies, and market opportunities. More information...



  • 28 October 2017: (Tucson) A free solar cooker demonstration and construction workshop will take place at the Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Public Library on Saturday from 1pm. - 4pm. Registration opens 14 October. More information...


  • NEW: 2 June - 4 July 2017: (San Diego) There will be a solar cooking exhibit in the Farm Area of the San Diego County Fair. The fair will be closed most Mondays and some Tuesdays during the run. More information...
  • 10-13 October 2017: (San Francisco) SOCAP (Social Capital Markets) is the world's leading conference on impact investing and social enterprise. SOCAP17 will unite innovators in business, tech, the sharing economy, health, philanthropy, and more to advance environmental and social causes. Up to 150 entrepreneurs will be awarded scholarships to SOCAP17. Interested international applicants can apply at the following link now through 1 June 2017 for early consideration: Application Form. For all other applicants, the deadline is 30 June 2017. Selected scholar entrepreneurs will be notified at the beginning of July.


  • 9-12 October 2017: (Denver) - American Solar Energy Society Conference - There will be a Solar Thermal Cooking Track at the ASES SOLAR 2017 conference at Colorado University. 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 1 April 2017 to ASES proposal submittals


  • 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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