Last edited: 31 May 2015
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: 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: Webinar: 11 July, 2020 (2:00-4:00 PDT, 9:00pm-11:00pm GMT): Cooking using a Haybox and a Battery Powered Slow Cooker - This webinar, presented by SF Innovations Ltd, will look at two different techniques of cooking using a well insulated cooking container. It will show how to cook rice, stews and even bake bread using little or no fossil fuel. Registration information...
- NEW: 1-4 September 2020: EuroSun2020 is going virtual - The conference will be now be held on a virtual platform, as a response to safety concerns surrounding Covid-19. According to the organization, "We are currently working on new registration fees that reflect the resources and support for creating the virtual conference infrastructure and presenting the conference online. We will provide more details on the registration rates in the coming weeks." The 13th Conference on Solar Energy for Buildings and Industry will offer a platform to discuss the latest developments with leading solar energy experts, policy makers, and industry representatives. More information...
- 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...
- 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. No further information on their work is available beyond this fact.
- 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
- 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
The entities listed below are either based in Philippines, or have established solar cooking projects there:
- Main article: Solar Cookers International Association
Manufacturers and vendors