Solar Cooking

An article, Making and using a solar cooker, provides detailed instructions and drawings on building a cooker, as well as tips on using the cooker.

This web site provides plans for building solar cookers, solar ovens, and solar food dryers. In addition, a number of resources and links are also provided.

This article is entitled “How are solar cookers saving lives in Chad and Darfur?” It details how the use of solar ovens is helping women in refugee camps in Darfur, Chad.

The mission of ISC is offering sustainable technology to the residents of impoverished countries; empowering them to improve their quality of life. The site provides information on integrated (solar) cooking, projects, recipes, and also a WAPI (Water Pasteurization Indicator), a simple, low-cost device containing a special soy wax that helps users determine when water has reached pasteurization temperatures.

This web site provides very detailed and illustrated instructions for building a solar cooker.

Journey to Forever is a pioneering expedition by a small, mobile non-government organization involved in environment and rural development work, starting from Hong Kong and traveling through 26 countries in Asia and Africa to Cape Town, South Africa. This page provides helpful information on solar box cookers, as well as resource links.

This is an introduction to cooking with solar energy, including an easy plan to make your own solar cooker from cardboard boxes. The site has compiled some great solar cooking resources for the beginner so that you can quickly access everything that you need to know—from soup to nuts solar cooker recipes, to safe and efficient operation of your homemade solar cooker.

Solar Circle is a nonprofit organization working to establish solar cooking in Tanzania. A few years ago, Solar Circle transported two dozen sun ovens to Masasi, Tanzania, where they were enthusiastically received. People quickly saw the impossibility of importing enough ovens to overcome their high purchase and transport costs. Consequently, Solar Circle started a small industry in Tanzania to build the ovens.

Extensive information on solar cooking, types of cookers, building your own, cooking tips, recipes, canning, a list of blogs, resources, and links.

This site is maintained by Solar Cookers International. SCI is a nonprofit organization that since its founding in 1987, has spread solar cooking skills and technologies where they are needed most. Solar Cookers International assists communities to use the power of the sun to cook food and pasteurize water for the benefit of people and environments. Over 30,000 families have directly benefited from SCI’s field projects, and countless others have used SCI’s resources to learn how to make and use solar cookers and teach others to do the same.

Solar Cookers World Network, formerly Solar Cookers International Association, is a worldwide community of independent agencies and individual promoters and advocates of solar cookers, pasteurizers and food processors.

Solar Food Processing and Conservation is a project coordinated by the International Solar Energy Society and intends to establish a global network of interested parties (NGOs, politicians, farmers, and experts), that will aim to gather, further develop, and promote efficient methods of solar food processing and conservation. The initiative primarily targets developing countries with a high solar radiation potential, where there is a need for unique and sustainable development assistance and concepts in the area of solar food processing and conservation.

The SOS exists to promote solar cooking to the American public and to provide a way to partner with the over 2 billion people worldwide who lack adequate fuel for cooking their food. Persons Helping People, the sponsor of the Solar Oven Society, is a nonprofit corporation. Following the wishes of its first donor, PHP is dedicated to helping alleviate hunger in developing countries by helping people help themselves.

Helpful article providing information on types of cookers, cooking, uses, as well as references and external links.