SCI promotes all solar cooker designs that are
high-performing and durable
proven by testing according to the objective SCI performance evaluation process (PEP)
SCI developed test protocols based on the internationally accepted ASAE S580.1 protocol for Testing and Reporting Solar Cooker Performance. These harmonize with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) test ISO/TC 285 protocols being developed for clean cookstoves.
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About SCI's testing process
Responding to requests from cooks, agencies, and manufacturers, SCI created an objective, scientific process to evaluate solar cookers: the Performance Evaluation Process (PEP). SCI objectively and scientifically evaluates how a solar cooker performs. Solar cooks and purchasing agencies around the world need these valuable performance metrics to select the solar cooker that best fits the need.
SCI’s evaluation: standards-based & replicable
Based on the internationally accepted ASAE S580.1 protocol for Testing and Reporting Solar Cooker Performance
Harmonizes with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) test ISO/TC 285 protocols being developed for clean cookstoves
SCI is a solar cooker testing center registered with the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
- SCI has testing centers in Laliptur, Nepal; and in New York and California USA
Local testing of solar cookers supports local economies - an SCI goal. With additional funding from donors, we can proceed with plans to open three new testing centers: Africa, Europe, and Latin America. Want to learn how you can fund an SCI testing center and support local economiese? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org today.
Local testing means tapping leaders’ expertise: knowledge of their culture, language, and foods to identify the highest-quality, most durable solar cooking technologies for those regions.
Manufacturers: to have SCI evaluate your solar cooker design, Schedule a test