Last edited: 6 August 2019
- NEW: 18-22 October 2021: Week of Clean Cooking - The Clean Cooking Alliance announces this first ever event, leading up to the UN Climate Summit (COP26) in early November. It will feature a wide range of virtual engagements, events, announcements, content releases, and networking opportunities with CCA and partners from across the clean cooking ecosystem. There is no charge to participate in this event, but registration is required for individual program items. More information...
- NEW: Webinar: Thursday, 11 November 2021, 1:00pm UTC: - Solar Cookers International will present a webinar showing how solar cooking helps to improve public health, and the health of the environment around the globe. As part of this year's COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, it will take place as a side event at the World Health Organization pavilion. There is limited space available for those interested in participating in this free event. Register early.
- 22-26 November 2021: 2nd National Congress for Solar Drying and Cooking Food - An affiliated group of universities in Mexico will host an online conference relating to solar food drying and cooking, as well as, food safety and energy savings realized with minimal environmental impact. Participants can register to view the presentations, or apply for presentation consideration. The conference will be in Spanish. Registration information... - (English version)
- 17-23 December 2021: Solar Cooking Awareness Week (Southern Hemisphere) - A loosely organized bid to acknowledge the fun and benefits of solar cooking. Show someone how to solar cook and share a meal.
- 24-26 January 2022: Fourth International Conference: Advances in Solar Thermal Food Processing - CONSOLFOOD Chairman, Celestino Ruivo, has announced an extended call for abstracts for the upcoming conference in January 2022, which is now planned to be an online event. Advances in solar cooking as well as solar food processing will be considered for inclusion. The event schedule and submission requirements are in CONSOLFOOD 2022 conference information.
- November 2017: Amir Komarizade, working in Tehran, has been testing a solar cooker mounting system, similar to the gimbal mounts used on Donsonian style telescopes, and using PV power to generate enough energy to boil water in a small vessel.
- April 30, 2014 Soheil Salimi, founder of Engineers Without Borders - Iran, conducted a solar cooking workshop at Hafez high school for girls. Other members of the Energy team included Razieh Amini nezhad, Fatemeh Rahimi, Niloufar Nekueian and Maryam Alipour.
- December 2013: Engineers Without Borders - Iran (EWB-Iran) participated in "Research Week" (Dec. 14 - 20, 2013) at Fasa University, highlighting the importance of solar cookers. In this seminar they informed students and professors about the different types of solar cookers and their efficiency. The team included Soheil Salimi (Founder and Lecturer), Razieh Amini nezhad (Food Science and Technology student), Niloufar Nekueian (Mathematics student), and Fatemeh Rahimi (Mechanical engineering student). They tested two types of solar cookers. The Suntastic Panel Cooker, which raised the internal temperature of an empty 4-liter black pot with a clear glass lid to 150° C (302° F) in about 30 minutes, and 3 liters of water heated from 26° C (79°F) to pasteurization point, 70°C (158°F), in about 50 minutes. They also tested the Dual-Setting Panel Cooker (DSPL), which has two different settings to better concentrate sunlight depending on the location of the sun in the sky. More information can be seen at User blog:Soheil Salimi
- Main article: History of solar cooking
Climate and culture
- Wikipedia article on the climate of Iran
- Iran Energy Situation - Energypedia
- Solar cooker dissemination and cultural variables
- July 2006: Solar Picnic (Presented by Amir Komarizade at the Granada Solar Cooking Conference)
- Solar Cooking in Iran
- Dual-Setting Panel Cooker (DSPC)
- Balancing the Scales
- Canning Fruits With a Solar Box Cooker
- What You Can Do to Promote Solar Cooking
- Though-the-Wall Ovens
- The Windshield Shade Cooker
- Solar cooking FAQ
- Heat-retention cooking
- The "Minimum" Solar Box Cooker
- The "Easy Lid" Cooker
- The Heaven's Flame Cooker
- The CooKit
- Dual-Setting Panel Cooker (DSPC)
- Windshield Shade Solar Funnel Cooker
Articles in the media
The entities listed below are either based in Iran, or have established solar cooking projects there:
- Main article: Solar Cookers International Association