Solar cookers



They are the most common type of solar cookers, a technology that uses the energy of sun radiation for heating, cooking or pasteurizing. Solar cookers reflect the sunrays hitting a large surface and concentrate them on a smaller area, where the pot is placed.

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  • CO, PM, SO2, fly ash, smoke savings;
  • CO2 reduction;
  • Firewood reduction;
  • Wood cost savings;
  • Easily and cheaply self-built;
  • Portable;
  • Can boil water;
  • Concentrates sunrays.


  • It takes longer;
  • No food that is cooked starting from boiling water;
  • Only lunch;
  • Use is dependent on the weather;
  • Conflict with traditional three stone fire;
  • Food outside the home;
  • Manufacturers unknown and fear of change;
  • Require black pots;
  • Major changes required in cooking practices

Examples of the technology

Examples of the technology applications

It is being utilised in Chad.



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