Meet Our Trainees. Norma Lupe, Oaxaca, Mexico.

Meet Our Trainees. Norma Lupe, Oaxaca, Mexico.

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To cook for her family of five, Norma Lupe used to use a combination of gas and firewood – consuming more than 10% of her meager income. Firewood was cheaper than gas, but would take backbreaking hours to… Read More

Solar cooking in Gaga refugee camp, preliminary analysis

The United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) contracted with SHE to train 48 women (one of whom is pictured below) in the Gaga refugee camp in Chad to solar cook, and to distribute HotPots solar ovens for… Read More

Cooking Beans with the HotPot in Mexico

Nice video on how the HotPot works and how to use it. Narrated in Spanish. Frijoles hirviendo con el sol en mi olla solar.

Solar cooking in Gaga refugee camp in eastern Chad

Sixty women in the Gaga refugee camp in eastern Chad received solar cooking instruction in April through a Solar Household Energy project funded by the United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR). The camp’s 20,000 residents are primarily… Read More

HotPot demonstration at Google headquarters

by Pat McArdle, Summer 2009 On April 22nd, solar cooker advocates gathered at Google Headquarters in Mt. View, CA. for a day-long demo organized by SHE Board Chairman Pat McArdle and Mark Aubin, the founder of Google Earth.   Google’s… Read More

The World Wildlife Fund Nepal conducts trainings with HotPot

by Pat McArdle, Spring 2009 The World Wildlife Fund Nepal asked a representative of Solar Household Energy to travel to Nepal to train villagers and the staff of WWF Nepal how to use the 500+ HotPot solar ovens… Read More

HotPots Aid Flood Victims In Tabasco, Mexico

by Richard Stolz, Spring 2008 Last November, one of the worst floods in Mexico’s history ravaged the southern state of Tabasco, displacing hundreds of thousands of residents for several weeks. In addition to the devastation caused to homes,… Read More

International Foundation Awarded SHE a $10K Grant

by Bridget Huttenlocher, Summer 2007 The International Foundation awarded SHE a $10K grant for the expansion of the Asociación Comunitaria Unida por el Agua y la Agricultura (ACUA) HotPot solar cooking program in El Salvador.  The grant will… Read More

HotPot Recipe Book Created in El Salvador

by Bridget Huttenlocher, Summer 2007 Women participating in the El Salvador HotPot pilot project took it upon themselves to create a recipe book.  The book, which features photos taken during demonstrations of the HotPot, details how to solar… Read More

Engineers in Technical and Humanitarian Opportunities of Service Conference

by Bridget Huttenlocher, April 17, 2007 Solar Household Energy presented the HotPot at the annual Engineers in Technical and Humanitarian Opportunities of Service (ETHOS) January 2007conference in Kirkland, Washington. ETHOS is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to… Read More