Solar Cooking
Last edited: 11 July 2015      
This article is about an entity that either no longer exists or that may no longer be active in solar cooking promotion. It is retained here for archival purposes.

Solar Cookers International Network (SCInet) was an informal alliance of NGOs, businesses, educational institutions, and manufacturers in over 120 countries. Its purpose was to improve health, economics, societies and environments through collective actions to spread solar cooking, water pasteurization and food processing, especially to regions of greatest need. The US NGO Solar Cookers International sponsored the Network and acted as its secretariat. SCInet has now been replaced by the Solar Cookers International Association.

See Solar Cookers International Association.
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Network Activities

Activities include collective advocacy, technology and networking. Organizations focusing on solar cookers, pasteurizers and food processers have access to policy makers through Solar Cookers International's consultative status with United Nations agencies. Volunteer United Nations representatives educate policy makers and contribute to policies formation. These open doors for SCInet members to advocate and work with agencies in their country offices. These agencies include:

  • World Health Organization (WHO), for smoke and water-borne diseases reduction.
  • High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), to relieve extreme hardships in fuel-scarce, dangerous areas, Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC) for reduced CO2 and carbon particulates.
  • Commission for Sustainable Development (CSD)

Many Network members agree to be listed for advocacy on behalf of solar cooking, and provide demonstrations, training and resources at conferences, public venues and for new groups.


Current efforts include:

  • Upscaling capacities to produce, distribute, introduce and maintain services to serve worldwide needs at greater capacity.


Audio and video

  • July 2014:

Sponheim, Hedrick SCInet Wiki


Solar Cookers International Network
c/o Solar Cookers International
2400 22nd Street, Suite 210
Sacramento, California 95818


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  • June 2013: Solar Cookers International to dedicate more resources to renamed Solar Cookers International Network - Since its founding in 2006, the Solar Cookers International Network has continued to expand. Network members now include over 500 NGOs, individuals, and manufacturers working in the field to advance the cause of solar cooking. At the same time, the Network’s wiki resources has grown to become an unparalleled resource for solar cooking knowledge worldwide. With contributions of articles and photos from Network members and monetary and administrative support from Solar Cookers International (SCI), this wiki now contains nearly 2000 articles, covering all aspects of solar cooking design and promotion. Today SCI renews its commitment to the Solar Cookers International Network and its corresponding Wiki. SCI will direct more resources toward both. In the near future, SCI will ask all Network members to give us their feedback to help us prioritize our efforts to assist in areas of greatest need. Read the “Letter from the Executive Director” in the June 2013 issue of Solar Cooker Review for more information about SCI’s Strategic Plan for 2013-2018. To communicate SCI’s renewed and expanded commitment to the Network, starting today, June 2, 2013 the name of the Network and Wiki will change, but not their substance. The Solar Cookers International Network will become the Solar Cookers International Network (SCInet); the Solar Cookers International Network Wiki will become the Solar Cookers International Network Wiki.SCI welcomes your input. Please contact SCI at if you have questions or comments.
  • April 2009 New newsletter for the new Canada/USA/Europe Net. Scroll down for more information.


The Network was formed as the Solar Cookers International Association at the 2006 International Conference on Solar Cookers and Food Processing in Granada, Spain, renamed to the Solar Cookers World Network in 2009, and finally renamed to the Solar Cookers International Network in 2013.