Solar Cooking
Last edited: 14 October 2019      
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At Solavore™, we believe that cooking fuel should be healthy and as abundant as sunlight.

The preparation of food using heat is the most elemental of human endeavors. Cooking sustains our bodies, nourishes our souls, unites us around a common hearth. In a world of infinite richness and variety, cooking is a common thread stretching across time and cultures.

We build ovens that make clean-cooking fun, easy and liberating.

We build ovens that will be game-changers for women who risk their lives every day gathering wood or burning it, simply to feed their families.

Every oven purchased gets us one step closer to putting out a wood-fuel fire somewhere in the world.

Solavore was founded by Anne Patterson in 2015 in order to resume production of the Solar Oven Society's flagship oven, the Sport Solar Oven. With guidance from SOS’s founders and the Sport’s designers, Anne is applying a career’s-worth of business savvy to build a robust, sustainable company that generates not only profits but also social and environmental dividends.

The renamed Solavore Sport is a retained-heat box-type solar oven made of rugged, durable, lightweight injection- molded nylon resin. Surround insulation and two-pot capacity enable unattended, family-size, year-round cooking. The included water pasteurization indicator adds clean water to the Solavore Sport’s versatility, along with slow-cooking, baking, and dehydrating


  • October 2019: It appears that Solavore has taken down their website and is longer in the business of marketing solar cookers.
  • April 2018: Solar cooking in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria - In late April, Ms. Anne Patterson, an SCI Global Advisor, will deploy 25+ Solavore solar ovens from Punta Santiago to the Toro Negro rain forest and Morovis.  Most of these places are still largely without power and families spend a lot of money on fuel for generators. Monitoring and evaluation are incorporated into this project to track results. The evaluation tools used in these projects can be downloaded from
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  • January 2018: Solavore reports: This month the Haiti Adolescent Girls Network (HAGN) has launched their solar-cooking micro-enterprise program for sixteen aspiring teen girls. In this program each participant will receive a Solavore Sport solar oven, cooking (and solar cooking) training, and basic business skills training. They’ll be cooking food and baked goods to sell at market as their first step in becoming independent businesswomen. Imagine the impact on their gross margin by not having to purchase charcoal at Haiti’s escalating prices.
  • October 2016: Solavore, LLC Named One of the Best Privately-Owned Companies in America by Entrepreneur Magazines - "Top performers are determined by how well-rounded they are in four key areas: impact, innovation, growth and leadership. Entrepreneurship is a complex endeavor -- this listing recognizes those who have mastered the challenge and are thriving this year." Read more...
  • August 2016: Anne Patterson, CEO of Solavore, published a feature article on NextBillion, a site dedicated to "chronicling new trends in market solutions to poverty that benefit the world’s 4 billion low-income producers and consumers." She discussed the history of the Solavore Sport, recent company events, and where she sees solar cooking offering the greatest benefit. Read more...
  • July 2016: Solavore Receives National Certification as a Women's Business Enterprise - WBENC's national standard of certification is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women. Read more...
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  • September 2015 Solavore was founded by Anne Patterson, and production and distribution of the renamed Solavore Sport solar oven has resumed.

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Sport Solar Oven Cooking with the Sun

What can you cook in a Solavore Sport solar oven? You will be amazed by the possibilities!

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