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 is:
Standards-based, replicable, and based on the internationally accepted ASAE S580.1 protocol for Testing and Reporting Solar Cooker Performance
Included within the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) harmonized laboratory test protocols for clean cookstoves and clean cooking solutions
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 is a solar cooker testing center recognized by the
Clean Cooking Alliance.
Evaluations are arranged by SCI and conducted at Regional Testing and Knowledge Centers (RTKCs) in Lalitpur, Nepal; New York, USA; California, USA; and Nairobi, Kenya.
Official Results from the Solar Cookers International (SCI) Performance Evaluation Process (PEP)
- Click on the solar cooker names to see PEP result reports.
- Click on the SCI Solar Cooking Wiki Links for additional cooker information.
SCI provides this information to benefit solar cooks and future solar cooks, agencies, and manufacturers; but this information is proprietary, so please do not publish it further without written permission from SCI.
Solar Cooker Name (alphabetically)
SCI Solar Cooking Wiki Link
Standard Cooking Power (watts)
|CooKit with oven bag greenhouse||CooKit||46|
|CooKit with Pyrex bowl greenhouse||CooKit||58|
|Glenergy Solar Cooker||Glenergy||85|
|Haines 1||Haines Solar Cookers: Haines 1||41|
|Haines 2.0||Haines Solar Cookers: Haines 2.0||82|
|StarFlower||Solar Chef International: StarFlower||117|
|SunFocus||Sun BD Corporation: SunFocus||52|
|UGLI||Sun BD Corporation: UGLI||61|
Fully committed to PEP testing, results coming soon (pending testing completion and manufacturer approval):
Glenergy Solar Cooker with Glenergy cookware