Distribution of Solar Cookers

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


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

  • 14 million people are directly impacted by solar cooking

  • Over 5.6 million tonnes of CO2 emissions are prevented in one year, this is equal to taking more  than 1 million cars off the road

  • Almost 30 million tonnes of CO2 emissions are prevented over the lifetime of these solar cookers. These emissions are equal to not driving over 73 billion miles or not burning over 32 billion pounds of coal

  • Over $1.25 billion dollars are saved globally over the cookers’ lifespans by preventing CO2 emissions

​​Work with SCI to make people and our environment healthier 

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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.

Your data will be updated within one week. 

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. 

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

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

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.