Solar Cooking
Last edited: 22 March 2022      

UAE SuryaKumbh 06-15.jpg Students in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, learn to solar cook in 2015. Photo credit: SuryaKumbh


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Clean cooking initiative for UAE, Photo credit:

  • March 2022: Clean cooking energy initiative looks Beyond Food - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) have launched Beyond Food, an initiative that aims to provide people in communities in low-resource settings around the world with crucial access to sustainable energy for clean cooking. In collaboration with Nama Women Advancement Establishment, the UAE and IRENA have teamed up to foster cooperation and coordinated action to promote the deployment of clean cooking solutions across the world, in a bid to tackle one of the world’s most pressing human development challenges. The partnership aims to expand and bring in more key actors working on this issue in the coming days. Read more...

Rendering of newly approved solar concentrator. Photo credit: Gizmodo

  • July 2016: A new solar concentrator power plant was recently approved for construction in Dubai and is set to be the largest in the world. The plant will reportedly generate 1,000 megawatts of power by 2020 and 5,000 megawatts by 2030. Read more...
  • July 2016: So far Beacon Energy Solutions has introduced solar cooking to more than 200 students across three different schools in Dubai. Read more... - Khaleej Times

Students in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, learn to solar cook. Photo credit: Khaleej Times

  • June 2015: Dubai students learn to use solar reflectors to cook in the sun - Inspired by the Guinness World Record setting event held in Mumbai, India, earlier this year, Beacon Energy Solutions partnered with DPS Academy in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to "inspire youngsters to harness ... solar energy." Sixty-seven students from grades 5 - 8 gathered to learn how to use a solar oven to cook several types of local dishes.


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