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France irradiation map, 8-5-22

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CONSOLFOOD 2025 logo, 4-28-24
  • The deadline for receipt of abstracts is 15th December 2024 - Advances in Solar Thermal Food Processing (CONSOLFOOD2025) is being planned for the 5th, 6th and 7th of May, 2025 in Marseille, France. The gathering expects to attract, once again, top experts from all over the world to present and discuss topics related to advances in solar food processing and solar cooking. An exhibition of solar cookers will be available for viewing during the conference at the nearby the solar restaurant Le Présage. The solar restaurant, along with the demonstration cookers, will produce a solar lunch. The whole conference program will be delivered in hybrid format, so those who register, but are not present in Marseille, will be able to participate online. Your abstracts should be sent via email to Celestino Ruivo at cruivo@ualg.pt in .doc, .docx, or pdf format. You should limit your abstract to 400 words and follow these guidelines. All abstracts will be reviewed and assessed by members of the scientific committee. The organizing committee will inform each author whether their submitted abstract has been accepted. The committee encourages all authors to write an optional full-length paper for inclusion in our conference proceedings. Successful authors should pre-record their presentations, using PowerPoint, or similar software. They will be invited to submit either a) a short presentation, of about 7 minutes duration, or b) a longer presentation, of about 25 minutes to cruivo@ualg.pt by 30th March 2025. The expected conference fee is 200 euros before 1 April 2025. Interested people facing financial difficulties should contact the organizing committee.

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SE for ALL forum logo 2024, 10-3-23
  • Rescheduled to early 2025 (Bridgetown, Barbados): Sustainable Energy for All Global Forum - Building on Prime Minister Mottley’s Bridgetown Initiative for the reform of development finance, the Forum will address the challenge of how we can mobilize sufficient finance on the right terms to meet global goals, especially for the most underserved communities, countries and regions – such as Small Island Developing States. The event wil be co-hosted by Sustainable Energy for All and the Government of Barbados, led by Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley. More information...

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  • Decentralized Renewable Energy Solutions utilizing Solar and Bio-Energy - Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments of ScienceDirect, is requesting guest-author submissions. The special issue, VSI: DRES is devoted to publishing research articles reporting the innovative designs and design interventions in solar thermal and bio-energy for decentralized energy systems (DES). It includes i) new and novel designs of prototype or commercial devices and technologies, their development, modeling and simulations and experimental validation; ii) innovations for processes, techniques, utilization, and applications; iii) novel use of materials for improving efficiency, performance, techno-economic feasibility, and sustainability and iv) research findings addressing the socio-economic, health and safety impacts, and life cycle assessments leading to proposing novel devices for DES. The Deadline for submission is 31 July 2024. More submittal information...
CONSOLFOOD 2025 logo, 4-28-24
  • The deadline for receipt of abstracts is 15th December 2024 - Advances in Solar Thermal Food Processing (CONSOLFOOD2025) is being planned for the 5th, 6th and 7th of May, 2025 in Marseille, France. The gathering expects to attract, once again, top experts from all over the world to present and discuss topics related to advances in solar food processing and solar cooking. An exhibition of solar cookers will be available for viewing during the conference at the nearby the solar restaurant Le Présage. The solar restaurant, along with the demonstration cookers, will produce a solar lunch. The whole conference program will be delivered in hybrid format, so those who register, but are not present at Marseille, will be able to participate online. Your abstracts should be sent via email to Celestino Ruivo at cruivo@ualg.pt in .doc, .docx, or pdf format. You should limit your abstract to 400 words, and follow these guidelines. All abstracts will be reviewed and assessed by members of the scientific committee. The organizing committee will inform each author whether their submitted abstract has been accepted. The committee encourages all authors to write an optional full length paper for inclusion in our conference proceedings. Successful authors should pre-record their presentations, using Powerpoint, or similar software. They will be invited to submit either a) a short presentation, of about 7 minutes duration, or b) a longer presentation, of about 25 minutes to cruivo@ualg.pt by 30th March 2025. The expected conference fee is 200 euros before 1st April 2025. Interested people facing financial difficulties should contact the organizing committee.
See also: Global Calendar of Events and past events in France

News[]

  • NEW: July 2024: Solar Center Carnoules focusses on solar thermal education - Solar Brother, manufacturer of solar cooking appliances, inaugurated the 1st Solar Center in France on Thursday, July 4th. Targeting the general public as well as professional chefs and schools, the center’s aim is to help people discover the power of solar thermal energy and encourage them to adopt it in their daily lives, for cooking, drying vegetables, heating… Sign-up for solar cooking workshops at the center through the Solar Brother website. More information...
Solar Center Carnoules, France, 7-11-24

Solar Center Carnoules, Photo credit: Solar Brother

  • NEW: June 2024: Solar restaurant opens in Marseille- Le Présage, the first permanent solar restaurant in Europe, located in Marseilles, France, opened to the public serving meals on 20 June. Founder, Pierre-Andre Aubert, provides a visual tour of his exciting restaurant in the accompaning video. All of the food preparation will be done on-site, and fresh herbs and vegetables will be grown in the garden out front of the restaurant. The building itself also incorporates several passive solar approaches to heating and cooling for the comfort of the patrons. In the interview, one of the chefs relates their philosophy that all restaurants should adjust their menu to follow the pattern of the weather, a strategy Le Présage plans to follow.
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Voici le SEUL et UNIQUE restaurant solaire d'Europe !-2

Note: The audio and captions are in French. In the settings you are able to change the captions to auto-translate, and pick the language of your choice to follow along

Hélie event copy 2, 9-12-23
  • September 2023: Solar brewery grand opening - Microbrasserie Hélie, in Dampierre-les-Bois, is inviting everyone to visit their solar brewery opening celebration from 16-17 September 2023, from 8:00 - 4:00 GMT, and taste some of their new creations.
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Site plan for the new permanent Le Présage solar restaurant in Marseilles

  • June 2023: Breaking ground for Le Présage - June 2023 marks the beginning of the construction for the permanent Le Présage solar restaurant location on their property in Marseilles, France. More information... Note: Ground breaking ceremony for the construction on Saturday, 24 June, 2023 (See details)
  • December 2023: Solar Brother news - €1 million and more than 200 new "Solar Sisters & Brothers" joining our Solar Brother adventure. It's a lot of money, but above all it provides great energy that you have transmitted to us with your support with your many encouragements and ideas for commercial cooperation and product development. We have been at full speed for quite a while, and this will allow us to accelerate and do everything possible to achieve our common objective, our corporate mission, to develop knowledge and the use of solar energy on our beautiful planet.
Low-tech logo, 12-23-21
  • December 2021: Low-tech Lab is a non-profit located in Concarneau. They research and promote sustainable and affordable technologies being developed around the world.
NeoLoco, solar array bakery France, 2-10-21

NeoLoco solar array bakery oven in Normandy, France - Photo credit: NeoLoco

  • February 2021: French artisans create solar bakery in Normandy - The NeoLoco solar bakery is the result of a long journey. Founder, Arnaud Crétot, has traveled the planet to study the various existing energy solutions, first with the association Les vagabonds de l'énergie, which he co-founded in 2009, then with Solar Fire Concentration, a Finnish social enterprise. In 2018 he decided to install a solar array concentrator oven in Normandy, France to roast local seeds and bake bread. Read more... -
  • November 2018: SCI opening new doors in France and Switzerland with WHO - Solar Cookers International Science Director and primary UN representative, Dr. Alan Bigelow, presented the current work SCI at Clean Tech Week in Annecy, France. Read more...
  • January 2017: The traveling solar restaurant: Professional chef, Pierre-André Aubert, presented his experiences testing a mobile solar restaurant at the 6th SCI World Conference 2017. He has also included the detailed development of the solar kitchen. Aubert is optimistic about the future of this concept based on the reaction he received from the patrons of the test restaurant. Read more about his project: Testing Phase of the First Solar Restaurant of France (Europe)
  • December 2015: Gilles Gallo, the founder and president of IDCOOK participated in the COP21 climate conference in Paris:
ID Cook Paris solar cooking demonstration, 9-24-14

IDCOOK show off their parabolic solar cookers in Paris, France.

  • September 2014: Paris solar cooking demonstration - IDCOOK held a solar cooking demonstration on the rooftop of the BHV building in Paris, France.
French solar food cart, 2-10-14

In 2014, a customer in France created this beautiful rolling solar kitchen using reflectors from Sun and Ice. See more photos on the Facebook page.

  • February 2014: 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.
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  • June 2021:
  • June 2019:
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Four solaire EuroSolarCooker Nancy (autoconstruction)

Vidéo en langue français présentant le cuiseur solaire EuroSolarCooker Nancy construit par Andrew Kotowski et utilisé à Nancy en France.


  • June 2015:
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Four solaire en Inde

Vidéo en Français langue expliquant le fonctionnement du système de cuisson solaire au temple principal de Shirdi, Inde, sert des milliers de personnes chaque jour un repas chaud.

  • November 2014:
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Les barbecues solaires d'IDCOOK dans télématin (France2) - IDCOOK solar barbecue on Frenc TV

Solar barbecue works on the principle of focusing the sun's rays. With its parabolic shape, all of the sun's energy is focused on to the food being cooked. With no smoke or CO2 emissions, you'll be using free, environmentally friendly energy. (http://idcook.com)

  • August 2010: 
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Four Solaire et Parabole Solaire

Le cuiseur solaire modèle "boîte" permet de cuisiner tous les plats excepté les fritures. Son utilisation peut être combinée avec la parabole solaire, le cuiseur à bois économe ou le cuiseur thermos, outils diffusés par l'association de solidarité internationale, Bolivia Inti-Sud Soleil (www.boliviainti-sudsoleil.org).

  • March 2008:
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Four solaire et cuiseur solaire

French personality Jerome Bonaldi introduced several models of solar cookers to a national, prime time television audience during a technology segment on the France 2 network.

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The entities listed below are either based in France, or have established solar cooking projects there:

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