Distribution of Solar Cookers

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


3.2+ million solar cookers...and counting means

   11.5+ million people directly impacted by solar cooking

   3 - 9 million tons reduced CO2 emissions in one year

   16- 45 million tons reduced CO2 emissions over the cookers’ lifespans

   Equivalent to planting 376 - 1,058 million trees

   $256 million - $1,305 million estimated savings from reduced CO emissions

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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.

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

Click here to update your information. 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.