Solar Cooking
Last edited: 29 November 2021      

Solar Cookers International created the Performance Evaluation Process (PEP) as an objective, scientific process to evaluate solar cooker performance. Solar cooks and purchasing agencies around the world are able to use these performance metrics to select the solar cooker that best fits their needs. Evaluations are arranged by SCI and conducted at Regional Testing and Knowledge Centers (RTKCs) in Lalitpur, Nepal; New York, USA; California, USA; and Nairobi, Kenya.

Manufacturers are encouraged to submit their solar cookers for evaluation, and schedule a PEP test.


Performance Evaluation Process (PEP)-2

Once evaluated, the solar cookers receive the PEP-tested logo shown below, which can be clicked to see comparative test results.

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Solar cookers that have been tested[]

The SunFocus Solar Oven

The UGLI Hybrid Solar Electric Oven

The Star Flower parabolic solar cooker

The Haines 1 solar panel cooker

The Haines 2.0 solar panel cooker

The CooKit solar panel cooker

The CooKit solar panel cooker

The Fornelia Mini evacuated tube solar cooker

The Glenergy Solar Cooker

The GoSun Sizzle evacuated tube solar cooker

The SurviveIt2 is a evacuated tube solar style cooker. Photo credit: Justin Tabatchnick

Check back, solar cookers will be added as they are tested.

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