SCI offers many resources for international, national, and community solar cooking impact
Solar Cooking Economic Impact Summaries
With approximately 3 billion people cooking over open fires, there is tremendous potential for countries to save money by avoiding the environmental and health costs associated with biomass cooking. Learn what the economic impacts of solar cooking are in many countries around the world. For details on sources and calculations used to reach the figures depicted in the economic impact summaries, click below.
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Solar Cookers International Toolkit
Explore a multitude of online resources at your fingertips!
Solar cooking basics
Download SCI's classic publication How to Make, Use, and Enjoy Solar Cookers
Buy your CooKit here
The CooKit saves more than four times its value in fuel each year. With careful use and storage, a CooKit can be used for many years, and can reduce firewood consumption by one ton each year.
Program and evaluation
SCI offers many high-quality tools to help collaborators gather valid data:
- Quick Needs Assessment Survey (also known as the Exploratory Resident Survey)– assess community need and expressed desire for solar cooking
- SCI Adoption & Impact Survey – use this survey to gather a solar cooking project's baseline and post-distribution data and build your evidence base. We offer this survey in two different formats (Microsoft Word or Google Forms) for your convenience.
Best practices in solar cooking project design - find more information on our Wiki page
SCI publications are a rich source of solar cooking information.
SCI has numerous resources to keep you up to date on what is happening in the solar cooking sector. Check out our blog for hot topics, and the Solar Cooking Wiki for news, events, and new content.
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SCI Strategic Plan
Read SCI's plans for impact with the 2018 - 2021 Strategic Plan (Originally approved on 3 February 2018 and extended by board approval on 16 May 2020)