Last edited: 13 September 2018
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...
- NEW: 30-31 May 2019: Pathways to Clean Cooking 2050: Leaving No-one Behind - Ireland will host; Pathways to Clean Cooking 2050: Leaving No-one Behind. The conference will focus attention on reaching the furthest behind first, with topics such as: households and settings, evaluating pathways to modern sustainable cooking energy systems, policy options, and more. More information...
- NEW: 22-24 January 2020: CONSOLFOOD2020 - To be held at the Institute of Engineering, Universidade do Algarve, Campus da Penha, 8005-139 Faro, Portugal. The conference will focus on solar thermal food processing. The deadline for receipt of abstracts is 31 May 2019. Abstracts should be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org in .doc, .docx, or pdf format. More conference information...
- 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?.
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
- 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
- Main article: Solar Cookers International Association
Manufacturers and vendors