Solar Cooking


April 2024

CONSOLFOOD 2025 logo, 4-28-24
CONSOLFOOD 2025, to be held in Marseille France, is requesting presentation abstract proposals
EG Solar Afghan map, 4-20-24
The German NGO EG-Solar successfully delivers 200 parabolic solar cookers to Afghanistan from 2021-2022
Luther Krueger interview photo 'Goldilocks', 4-18-24
Podcaster Nate Hagens is joined by solar oven collector and educator, Luther Krueger, to discuss the ins and outs of solar cooking
Cultivating a Revolutionary Spirit cover, 4-9-24
Cultivating a Revolutionary Spirit is a new book about US tenured physics professor, Bill Lankford, who visited Nicaragua for two weeks in 1984 and stayed, in one form or another, for decades promoting solar cooking to empower local women
March 2024

Kithuia Solar Cookers demo 3, 3-22-24
Kithuia Integrated Solar Cookers demonstrate cooking techniques at the primary school games, attended by over 1,000 people in Kithuia Village, Kenya
SCI logo, 2-23-23
Watch on-demand, Solar Cookers International's CSW68 Virtual Parallel Event - Empowering women and girls through solar cooking
SCI photo Solar Today, 3-15-24
Solar Cookers International recognized in Solar Today for article on the value of solar cooking
Afghan woman w parabolic cooker, 3-15-24
After the October 2023 earthquake, they are rebuilding in Herat, Afghanistan with transitional housing, community-cooked meals, and solar cookers from the UNDP
Le Présage 2, 3-14-24
The opening date for the Le Présage solar restaurant in Marseilles, France is 11 June 2024
Little Stars e.V. 1, 3-13-24
Little Stars e.V. teams with Foundation for Sustainable Technologies to provide parabolic solar cookers, briquette presses, and heat-retention baskets to ten families in Nepal
Lytefire 1, 3-8-24
International Women's Day appreciation from a founder of Lytefire
African Solar Caravan solar stove, 3-8-24
The African Solar Caravan introduces a hybrid solar oven with charcoal back-up, designed for community kitchens and small organizations serving meals
February 2024

Elsevier logo, 2-26-24
Solar Cookers International manuscript "Testing solar cookers for cooking efficiency" published by the scientific organization ELSEVIER
SCH 1, 2-9-24
The Donne Orphanage in Hinche, Haiti receives additional solar cookers donated by Tom Hallquist
Cuisson Solaire logo, 2-8-24
13-14 April 2024: Solar cooking workshops in Sorède, France at the site of the historical solar furnace
January 2024

SOO 2, 1-18-24
Eliesheriff Joseph organizes a solar cooking demonstration and meal for 565 people in Haiti
Sharon C. Copenhagen photo, 1-19-24
Sharon Clausson demonstrates the assembly of the Copenhagen solar cooker as part of the Global Makers series
Stan Wells tracker, 1-12-24
Stan Wells, the prolific solar tracking inventor, demonstrates his latest dual axis tracker for the SUNplicity parabolic cooker
FoST training top news photo, 1-3-24
Foundation for Sustainable Technologies student training at Everest English School, Bhaktapur, India
December 2023

Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra cooker 2, 12-15-23
Scheffler Community Kitchen solar cookers were installed high in the Himalayan Mountains for the two-month festival Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra 2023
Nahda Makers Organization logo, 12-14-23
Nahda Makers Organization partners with Solar Cookers International to provide the Yemenis government with solar cooking solutions to benefit families living along the arid west coast of Yemen
COP28 logo, 12-7-23
Solar Cookers International Program and Science Director, Alan Bigelow, Ph.D, speaks at the ‘Care, Share, Inspire - Climate Wisdom from COP28' panel discussion
NJUBA lead image 2, 12-3-23
The NJUBA Children Relief 2022-2023 solar cooking introductory project took place within the Mpigi and Zombo districts of Uganda
November 2023

Earthshot logo waste, 11-20-23
The Earthshot Prize in the 'Build a Waste-Free World' category goes to S4S Technologies for their work in solar food processing, aimed at saving more of the agricultural crops grown at small farms in India
Luther Krueger photo, Michael Bonke, 11-12-23
Usually the interviewer, Luther Krueger is audio-interviewed by Michael Bonke at CONSOLFOOD 2023 this past July in Spain
Planet patron logo,11-11-23
Solar Cookers International receives the Patron of the Planet award at this year’s NYC Green School Conference
Janak McGilligan ISES 2023, 11-1-23
Janak McGilligan addresses the Solar Energy Conference 2023, in New Delhi, India
Faustine Odaba pic, 11-1-23
Faustine Odaba 'Solar Mama' celebrates her birthday with friends and demonstrates her fireless cooker
October 2023

Convection solar oven, Ed Eaton, 10-19-23
Convection solar box oven for group and production baking
Suryakumbh 2023 image, 10-17-23
IIT Bhubaneswar organizes ‘Suryakumbh’ workshop to educate children on solar energy and sustainability in Odisha, India
Janak McGilligan with students, 10-13-23
Computer science students are introduced to solar cooking at the Jimmy McGilligan Centre for Sustainable Development in Madhya Pradesh, India
Solar Education Ppoject logo
Solar Education founders, Mary Buchenic and Jennifer Gasser, explain how solar cooking provides an excellent platform for STEM education
SunPower members, 10-5-23
The SunPower Co-op, located in Tétouan, Morocco, is empowering local women through solar cooking and solar food processing
Education collaboration, CONSOLFOOD2023, 10-2-23
Solar cooking as a higher education gateway towards global engagement
September 2023

SOO 2, 9-25-23
Eliesheriff Joseph organizes a large solar cooking training and gathering for members of the Association des Paysans pour de Dévelopement de Couime in Haiti
SHE Mexico 5-year logo, 9-20-23
Solar Cooker Ambassador Program in Oaxaca, Mexico, 5-year evaluation - Solar Household Energy
Sunrise CSP BIGDISH Concentrator, 9-15-23
Sunrise CSP's evolution from small dish to Big Dish for Cooking and Food Processing - Deepak Ghadia
Camily 4 (reduced), 9-13-23
Camily Wedende of Sun Cookers International provides a solar cooking demonstration to Kenyan locals in West Pokot County
Hélie lsolar array, 9-12-23
Microbrasserie Hélie is a new solar microbrewery in Dampierre-les-Bois, France
August 2023

Lavoura da Bouça 2, 8-21-23
Close to seventy people participate at the solar cooking celebration held at Lavoura da Bouça in Portugal
2050 Paris logo, 8-14-23
Empowering communities with solar cookstoves - 2050 Paris
Table-Type Solar Cooker image, 8-14-23
The Table-Type Solar Cooker, designed by Hideo Oguri, incorporates a dual-axis tracking system for its parabolic reflector
Dave Oxford, Green Gathering, 2023, 8-8-23
Dave Oxford makes the annual SLiCK trip to the Green Gathering festival in Wales, to show and talk solar cooking for four days
July 2023

SCI Ecomandate 2023 Kakuma, 9-30-23
Solar Cookers International and Ecomandate updates at the Kakuma Refugee Camp
Deepak Gadhia & L.K., 9-30-23
Deepak Gadhia speaks with Luther Krueger about his solar cooking life
CONSOLFOOD logo, 4-21-23
Watch all the presentations from CONSOLFOOD 2023 conference on-demand
Sustainable Goals image, 7-28-23
UN Solar Cookers International Side Event 2023 video: Meeting the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals with Solar Cooking
FWV 2, 7-20-23
Farmers with a Vision are constructing solar cookers and heat-retention baskets in Kenya
E. Joseph 2, 7-10-23
A day of solar cooking with Eliesheriff Joseph and Tig at the Ravine Labour children's center, about an hour from Hinche in Haiti
June 2023

US Senate logo
The U.S. Senate introduces the bipartisan Clean Cooking Support Act, with the intention of improving global health and reducing climate-harming emissions, helping people in low and middle-income countries gain access to cleaner-burning fuels and stoves for cooking
SolarStream test array, 6-24-23
Canadian company, SolarSteam, has designed a solar thermal steam production system to work in cold climates
SunFocus hybrid cooker 2, 1-29-14
3rd Annual Worldwide Solar Cooking Awareness Week: 23-30 June 2023 (Northern Hemisphere)
SV The Crooked Anchor chicken wings, 6-21-23
An on-board meal of chicken wings solar cooked while sailing
Le Presage rest. site plan, 6-19-23
Construction begins on the permanent Le Présage solar restaurant in Marseilles, France
Assembled mirror
Jakub Grygier has designed a parabolic style solar cooker with separate mirrored strips laced together to form the adjustable reflector
May 2023

Woman with parabolic cooker in India, 5-29-23
Not with LPG, but with solar-powered cooking, India can achieve net zero
Kimono group photo Ethiopia, 5-29-23
The Kimono Solar Cooker, designed by Matteo Muccioli, is used for an introductory project in Ethiopia
Global insolation map, SOLAREX, 5-19-23
See detailed maps showing solar insolation in areas around the globe
Partners with Sun logo, 5-11-23
Partners with Sun, headquartered in Lebanon, design and manage commercial solar thermal systems for the food and beverage industry
Afghan parabolics 1, 5-13-23
Harvesting the sun: Afghan man builds parabolic solar cookers by hand at his shop in Kabul
April 2023

Al-Wissam roof array, 4-29-23
Lebanon bakery uses a roof-mounted solar cooking array to save money on back-up generator fuel, as local utilities provide only one hour per day of electricity
CONSOLFOOD logo, 4-21-23
See the complete list of on-demand CONSOLFOOD webinars
SoLAAR 1, 4-11-23
Italian enthusiast Matteo Magnani releases a design for the SoLAAR Flower solar box cooker
Muni Seva Ashram collector, 4-5-23
The Muni Seva Ashram builds the world's largest solar thermal concentrator to cook 2,000 meals a day
March 2023

100 Suns training in Sudan, 1-23-22
100 Suns helps Sudanese indigenous communities roll out 4,000 solar stoves for use there
SCI Video empowering women, 3-14-23
"Empowering Women and Girls Through Solar Cooking" - Solar Cookers International hosts webinar to highlight International Women's Day
E. Joseph 1, 3-13-23
Solar cooking demonstration at local orphanage and school in Hinche, Haiti, led by educator and school principal Aline Innocent
Solar Foods dryer, 3-6-23
Sudan NGO Solar Foods provides farmers with a way to extend the profitability of their harvests with solar food processing
February 2023

SCI logo, 2-23-23
SCI and other solar cooking advocates to speak during the UN Commission on the Status of Women free webinar 8 March 2023
Cooking photo Lytefire, 2-21-23
Solar Fire provides training and sustainable solar cooking employment in African and European communities
Elie Joseph island innovation, 2-13-23
Tireless solar cooking advocate Elie Joseph chosen as Island Innovation Ambassador representing Haiti
Matteo Muccioli demo, 2-13-23
Matteo Muccioli presents a demonstration/construction workshop of his Kimono Solar Cooker at the Planetarium of Ravenna in Italy
E. Joseph demo orphanage 1, 2-8-23
Elie Joseph demonstrates SunDome Solar Cookers to an enthusiastic group at orphanage in Hinche, Haiti
Kenya workshop, 2-3-23
A multi-day solar cooker construction and use workshop takes place in Eldoret Kenya
Solar Caravan, Rastas in So. Africa, 2-3-23
Long-time solar cooking advocate, Crosby Menzies, restarts the Solar Caravan, traveling to visit the Rastas in South Africa
January 2023

Suryakumbh 2023 1, 1-23-23
1000 children gather at SuryaKumbh 2023 in Boisar, India, learning to assemble a solar cooker and prepare a meal for themselves
Conical solar cookers, SCA, 1-21-23
The Solar Connect Association reports encouraging observed results for the conical solar cookers they sell in Mbarara, Uganda
Evacuated tube trough cooker, Ivan Y, 1-19-23
Ivan Yaholnitsky has combined aspects of evacuated tube cookers with trough reflector cookers
Janak McGilligan photo, 1-14-23
Janak Palta McGilligan describes her zero-waste and zero-electricity lifestyle
Solar conference 1992 photo, 1-7-23
Luther Krueger discovers video documentation of the 1st Solar Cookers International Conference, held in Stockton, California, USA in 1992

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