Research

SCI encourages the testing of solar cookers for the benefit of all - 

manufacturers, consumers, and decision-makers in government and community-based organizations.

Just like miles per gallon, everyone needs to know the standard cooking power for each solar cooker to make informed decisions.

The Performance Evaluation Process (PEP), developed by SCI, provides that standard in Watts.

The SCI PEP testing program intends to increase use of high-quality solar cookers worldwide. PEP test stations apply a protocol that harmonizes with guidelines published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). PEP test results allow manufacturers to share evidence-based claims for their solar cookers.

View Test Results

Thinking of buying a solar cooker or starting a solar cooker project? View test results here to make an informed decision.

Schedule a Test

Interested in having your solar cooker tested? Learn how here.

Build a Testing Station

Thinking of building your own testing station? Learn how here.

Support Testing

Interested in funding a testing station or testing center? Learn how here.