Last edited: 10 February 2020      

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. South Africa
  7. Brazil
  8. Uganda.
  9. Tanzania
  10. Afghanistan
  11. Sudan
  12. Nepal
  13. Kenya
  14. Somalia
  15. Niger
  16. Mozambique
  17. Burkina Faso
  18. Haiti
  19. Madagascar
  20. Malawi
  21. Zimbabwe
  22. Sri Lanka
  23. Eritrea
  24. Dominican Republic
  25. Zambia

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