Distribution of Solar Cookers

Solar cookers in use around the world mean healthy people and healthy environments


4+ million solar cookers...and counting means:

  • 14.3 million people are directly impacted by solar cooking

  • Over 5.8 million metric tons of CO2 emissions are prevented in one year, this is equal to taking more  than 1.25 million cars off the road

  • Over 30 million metric tons of CO2 emissions are prevented over the lifetime of these solar cookers. These emissions are equal to not driving over 76 billion miles or not burning over 34 billion pounds of coal

Countries can save millions, even billions of dollars annually, through avoided health and environmental costs by including solar cooking in their cooking practices. If everyone currently cooking with polluting fuels cooked with solar cookers ¼ of the time, over 1 trillion dollars could be saved annually across the globe.

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Solar Cookers International (SCI), as leader and convener of the global solar cooking sector, gathers and analyzes solar cooking data. SCI delivers this evidence base to policy makers and the public to demonstrate the advantages of solar cooking. 

Your data is essential to give global leaders the evidence they need to understand the impact solar cooking can have for households, communities, and nations.

If you would like to learn more about the solar cooking efforts in a certain country, visit the Countries Wiki page at: http://solarcooking.org/countries

Is your data missing? Take 20 minutes to contribute to the evidence base.

How to enter your data:

1.    Identify the quantity, type, and approximate location of all known solar cookers you have distributed that are not already included on the map. 

2.    Include solar cookers made, sold, subsidized, and/or distributed free of cost.  

3.    Number of solar cookers distributed since January 1, 1990. 

4.    Update your information often - at least annually to improve the global evidence base for solar cooking. 

The information displayed on the map was gathered from published reports, SCI Wiki pages, SCI store data, SCI events, and forms.  

The location of the distribution of solar cookers is shown on the map. If that information was not available or easily represented, the location of solar cooker origination is shown on the map.

The information shown on this map is self-reported by individuals and organizations. Solar Cookers International does not have the capacity to independently verify all this information.