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:
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 Lalitpur, Nepal; New York, USA; and California, USA.
SCI promotes all solar cooker designs that are:
high-performing and durable
proven by testing according to the objective SCI performance evaluation process (PEP)
See preliminary test results below: