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

manufacturers, consumers, NGOs, and government policymakers.


The SCI Performance Evaluation Process (PEP) is a solar cooker testing platform.  PEP results provide a single performance specification per solar cooker, which is useful for consumers and investors to make informed decisions when comparing solar cookers.  PEP measurements also provide credibility to the solar cooking sector and products.  PEP testing applies a protocol published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).  PEP test results allow manufacturers to share evidence-based claims for their solar cookers.


Just like fuel use ratings are important to car customers, standard cooking power values for solar

cookers help customers make informed decisions.  SCI's PEP provides that standard (in watts).

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.

Support Testing

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