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
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 SCI PEP results
Final report results:
Click on the solar cooker names to see PEP test results.
Click on the SCI Solar Cooking wiki links for additional cooker information.
|Solar Cooker Name||SCI Solar Cooking Wiki Link|
|SunFocus||Sun BD Corporation Wiki link|
|UGLI||Sun BD Corporation Wiki link|
|StarFlower||Solar Chef International Wiki link|
Fully committed to PEP testing, results coming soon (pending testing completion and manufacturer approval):