Last edited: 15 May 2020
May 2015: Solar heated water saves firewood - Inmates at the Davao City Jail have begun to use solar preheated water for cooking. Not directly solar cooking, but none the less, a type of integrated cooking that is saving firewood. By preheating the water, cooking time is reduced 20 - 30 minutes. The system was provided by the International Committee of the Red Cross. A guard said the facility used to have a truckload of firewood delivered three times a week. Now, it needs only a single delivery every two weeks. Read more...
- 15-19 June 2020 (Manila): Asia Clean Energy Forum - The Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF) is one of the leading clean energy events held each June in Asia. ACEF connects diverse stakeholders from across Asia and the globe, facilitates knowledge sharing, and highlights ADB’s groundbreaking work to scale up clean energy investment in the region. Some of the topics to be covered: Global energy challenges and impact of Covid -19, scaling energy tech, and the transition to clean energy. More information...
- NEW: 15-17 September 2021: Climate Chance Summit Africa 2021 - Registration is open to attend the virtual 3rd edition of the Climate Chance Africa Summit. Three days of sessions on key themes and sectors of climate action hosted by non-state actors engaged in climate change in Africa. There is no charge for attendance, but registration is required
- NEW: Friday, 17 September 2021 (10:30am CDT, 15:30 GMT): Homeschool program on solar cooking - The Syracuse-Turkey Creek Township Public Library, in Syracuse, Indiana, USA, offers online programs for homeschool students on Fridays at 10:30am. This program is described as learning to build and use a solar cooker. Read more...
- NEW: 5 October 2021: American made solar competition - The U.S. Dept. of Energy is sponsoring a a multi-part competition to spur solar manufacturing, develop innovative solar solutions and products, and create domestic jobs and opportunities through public-private partnerships. The contest is open to U.S. residents, and the final phase is still open for submittals until 5 October 2021. Much of the attention has been with photovoltaic solutions, and this last phase is structured with two tracks that focus separately on hardware and software components. Solar cooking equipment should qualify as hardware solutions. Read more about the competition...
- NEW: 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.
- May 2020: GoSun supplies 1500 solar ovens to the Red Cross in support of Super Typhoon Yutu relief.
- September 2018: Scouts go Solar at 7th Regional Jamboree of the Luzon Region on the Philippines - On the 7th NELR Jamboree in Tabuk-City from the 7th to the 11th of March, the Boy Scouts of the Philippines introduced hundreds of young Scouts to Scouts go Solar. The power of solar panels and solar cookers was being explained and many fun solar activities such as the cockroach race were being played.
- March 2016: USAID has begun to provide solar rice dryers to rice farmers in the Philippines as part of the recovery from the typhoon in December 2015.
- December 2014: Joshua Guinto, a specialist with Appropriate Technologies, has provided an update on recovery developments in the Philippines in the wake of typhoon Haiyan. Their focus has been providing solar dryers to dry fruits and vegetables, as wells to dry wood for bio-char and briquette production for use in fuel-efficient cookstoves. Read more at: The Approtech Training for Salcedo Eastern Samar - Joshua Guinto, November 2014
- November 2013: The Sun Blaze BBQ is a parabolic solar cooker being introduced to the Philippines in 2013. It is 1.5 meters in diameter, made all of aluminum, and weighs roughly 10 kilos. It is very easy to operate and needs nothing more than the sun, no charcoal, no LPG, no electricity needed, it’s all clean, free, and unlimited energy. Contact the company for demonstration information. Sun Blaze BBQ
The Metro Manilla Council of Women Balikatan spearheaded solar cooking demonstrations in the Philippines for over ten years.
- Main article: History of solar cooking
Climate and culture
More than one Filipino has told us that Filipinos believe that if your food is put out in the sun it will cause stomach problems. See What is the difference between radiation and radioactivity?.
- Wikipedia article on the climate of Philippines
- Philippines Energy Situation - Energypedia
- Solar cooker dissemination and cultural variables
Articles in the media
- March 2017: MKP 2016: Supporting Sustainable Ecotourism Development Initiative - Global Indonesian Voices
- August 2012: Solar Cooking Challenge in Quirino High School, Philippines - Seed
Audio and video
- May 2020:
- Alalay sa Kaunlaran, Inc. (ASKI)
- Center for Community Transformation Credit Cooperative (CCT)
- Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation, Inc. (NWTF)
- Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PMPC)
- Community Economic Ventures, Inc. (CEVI), a partner of VisionFund International
- Hagdan sa Pag-uswag Foundation, Inc. (HSPFI)
- Gata Daku Multi-purpose Cooperative (GDMPC)
- Ahon sa Hirap, Inc. (ASHI)
Articles in the media
- April 2018: A shelter driven by the sun - Inquirer.Net
- April 2010: Solar cooking, anyone? - LoQal
- June 2008: Limlingan: Let's get solar - Sun Star
The entities listed below are either based in Philippines, or have established solar cooking projects there:
- Main article: Solar Cookers International Association