Solar Cooking
Solar Cooking
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Inmates at the Davao City Jail use solar preheated water for cooking. photo credit: Karlos Manlupig

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...

Events

  • 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...
  • 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.
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  • NEW: 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.
See also: Global Calendar of Events and past events in Philippines

News and recent developments

Diagram showing the role the solar dryer plays in helping produce dried fruits, vegetables, and briquettes for fuel-efficient cookstoves.

  • 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 history of solar cooking in the Philippines

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.

[Information for this section was taken originally from State of the Art of Solar Cooking by Dr. Barbara Knudson]


Archived articles

Climate, culture, and special considerations

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

Audio and video

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Resources

Possible funders for solar cooking projects in the Philippines

Reports

Articles in the media

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External links

Contacts

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

SCI Associates

NGOs

Manufacturers and vendors

Individuals

Government agencies

Educational institutions

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References