Searchbox.jpg
Last edited: 14 June 2020      

Cucinare con il Sole is a volunteer organization founded in 2006 by Ottorino Saccon, a teacher and craftsman, and is based in Santa Lucia di Piave TV, Italy. They produce parabolic solar cookers at their facility, and have been introducing solar cooking to villages throughout central Africa, making 3 - 4 trips each year. They have worked with over thirty groups in workshops, typically with 10 - 20 participants attending.

Events[edit | edit source]

  • NEW: 2 December 2020 (7 a.m. PST, 10 a.m. EST, 3 p.m. UTC): United Nations Climate Dialogue - Join Solar Cookers International (SCI) for a special event at the United Nations with the Women and Gender Constituency.  SCI Executive Director, Caitlyn Hughes, Science Director, Alan Bigelow Ph.D., and Anne Barre (WGC) will be discussing solar cooking's positive impacts on women and the environment. Register for this free event
  • NEW: Webinar: 4 December 2020 (1:30 p.m. IST, 8:00 a.m. GMT): Sustainability through Solar Energy and Entrepreneurship - Hosted by Jagan Nath University, the International Foundation for Sustainable Development in Africa and Asia, African Asian Studies Promotion Association, and the Society for Sustainable Agriculture & Resources Management will present this webinar. Ten prominent experts in their fields will provide background information and news of the latest sustainability findings. Registration information...
ISES logo.png
  • December 2020: SWC50 – The Century of Solar - In 1970 solar research pioneers met at the first International Solar Energy Society (ISES) Conference in Melbourne Australia. ISES is commemorating this Conference with a special 50th Anniversary Conference and Display, called the Solar World Congress at 50 (SWC50). The face-to-face conference, originally scheduled for 2-4 December 2020, will be replaced by a series of eight virtual conferences over the course of the month in December 2020. It will include the same panel sessions that were planned for the in-person planned event. More information...
Have your event listed here by emailing paul@solarcookers.org.
See also: Global Calendar of Events and past events in Italy

News[edit | edit source]

Solar cooking at Scuola Comasca Rimini

AAR Sola Cooking 1.jpg
MSC3 Festa de Borg 2016.jpg


  • Patate Arrosto Forno a Scatola e Panoramica Forni Solari
Cucinare con il Sole, villagers with first solar meal, 1-21-14 .jpg
  • Novembre 2013: Cucinare con il Sole è organizzata da volontariato fondata nel 2006 da Ottorino Saccon , insegnante e artigiano, con sede a Santa Lucia di Piave TV, in Italia . Producono cucine solari paraboliche nella loro struttura in Italia e hanno inserito la cottura solare nei paesi dell'Africa centrale, effettuando 3-4 viaggi all'anno. Hanno lavorato con oltre 30 gruppi in officina, in genere con 10-20 partecipanti. A Sessene, a 15 chilometri dalla città di Thies, in Senegal , gli abitanti del villaggio assemblano il loro primo fornello solare. Poco dopo, all'ombra di una madre di baobab, condividono un pasto a base di riso cotto e verdure.

History[edit | edit source]

Archived articles

Climate and culture[edit | edit source]

See also

Resources[edit | edit source]

Possible funders[edit source]

Facebook groups[edit source]

Discussion groups[edit | edit source]

Reports[edit | edit source]

Construction plans[edit | edit source]

Articles in the media[edit | edit source]

Audio and video[edit | edit source]

  • May 2020: 
    SOLAR_COOKING_COTTURE_SOLARI-0

    SOLAR COOKING COTTURE SOLARI-0

    Conoscete la cottura solare? In questo video spiego come funziona, con esempi di forni, fornelli e barbecue solari (voice and subtitles in Italian). Info: andrea mameli

  • May 2016:
Cuochi_solari_bolognesi_(bolognese_solar_chefs)

Cuochi solari bolognesi (bolognese solar chefs)

e caffè solare, pane, pizza, focacce e torte, zuppe, pop corn e....tagliatelle bolognesi fatte sul posto e cotte al solare! Video by Compagnia dello Zukkero, Italy. https://sites.google.com/site/tambababologna/

  • October 2012:
  • February 2010:

External links[edit | edit source]

Contacts[edit source]

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

SCI Associates[edit source]

NGOs[edit source]

Manufacturers and vendors[edit source]

Individuals[edit source]

Government agencies[edit source]

Educational institutions[edit source]

See also[edit source]

References[edit source]

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.