In late July, Solar Household Energy collaborated with a number of organizations to demonstrate solar cooking on Capitol Hill with the goal of raising awareness among legislators and their staff, and government agency personnel. Collectively we showcased a large variety of solar cookers including: Cookit, Hot Pot, Sun Oven, Tulsi Hybrid, Scheffler, SOS Sport and Villager.
We cooked and provided samples of chocolate chip cookies, banana bread, pumpkin bread, cornish game hen, ratatouille, squash, sweet potatoes, chocolate cake, wheat bread, corn muffins and more. House and Senate staffers, DOD officials and other visitors loved the food and were impressed with the ability of solar cooker technology to improve the lives of the 2.5 billion people in the world who still cook with wood, charcoal or dung, while dramatically reducing deforestation and cutting CO2 emissions on a global scale. Renewable energy advocate Adam Siegel, who stopped by our display on Thursday, posted his observations about the demonstration and benefits of solar cooking on his blog and other websites.