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  • NEW: 21-22 May 2021: Food quality, solar cooking, drying, farming, gardening online conference - Sponsored by The Solar Centre Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Germany. Speakers will be—among others—Deepak Gadhia, Seggy Segaran, Dave Oxford, Stewart Maclachlan, Ivan Yaholnitsky, Celestino Ruivo and Juana María Hernández Jarquín. The presentations on the 21st will be in English, and on the 22nd auf Deutsch. Program and Registration information...
  • NEW: Webinar: 4 July 2021, 13:00 GMT: CONSOLFOOD: Baking bread in your solar cooker - Cooks are invited to send a 90 second maximum, video showing how to bake bread using the sun. Selected webinar videos will be compiled in a YouTube playlist for ease of presentation during the webinar. Submission period has been extended! Video requirements
  • NEW: 23-30 June 2021, 17-23 December 2021: Solar Cooking Awareness Week - A loosely organized bid to acknowledge the fun and benefits of solar cooking. Show someone how to solar cook and share a meal.
See also: Global Calendar of Events and past events in France

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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... - (English version)
  • 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:

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.

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 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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