Last edited: 8 May 2014      

Countries with the greatest solar cooking potentialEdit

Solar Cookers International has compiled a list of twenty-five countries with the highest potential for solar cooking. Criteria for this ranking include annual average sunlight, cooking fuel scarcity and population size. Of the estimated 500 million people who have abundant sunshine and suffer from fuel scarcity, 85% of them live in just 10 countries.

Latitudes between the equator and 40º are usually best, though solar cooking at high latitudes is possible, even in the winter. The darker regions on the following map tend to have longer cooking seasons.

The countries are listed here in the order of their solar cooking potential[1]:

  1. India
  2. China
  3. Pakistan
  4. Ethiopia
  5. Nigeria
  6. Uganda
  7. Sudan
  8. Afghanistan.
  9. Tanzania
  10. South Africa
  11. Niger
  12. Somalia
  13. Brazil
  14. Kenya
  15. Nepal
  16. Mozambique
  17. Burkina Faso
  18. Madagascar
  19. Malawi
  20. Zimbabwe
  21. United States of America
  22. Sri Lanka
  23. Eritrea
  24. Dominican Republic
  25. Zambia

See alsoEdit


  1. The 25 countries with the greatest solar cooking potential

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