A Global Standard for Solar cookers

A Global Standard for Solar cookers

The world’s largest developer of voluntary International Standards, ISO (International Organization for Standardization), has initiated the development of standards for clean cook stoves and clean cooking solutions. Paul Arveson, Solar Household Energy’s VP and Treasurer, attended the first… Read More

Global conservation organization adopts solar cooking resolution sponsored by Solar Household Energy

President Lee Myung-Bak of the Republic of Korea addresses opening of the IUCN Congress. © IUCN

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has embraced a strong resolution sponsored by Solar Household Energy calling for increased support for solar cooking efforts worldwide. The measure was adopted in September at IUCN’s quadrennial World… Read More

Solar Household Energy FY 2013 Annual Report

2013: A Year of Progress on All Strategic Fronts. The Solar Household Energy FY 2013 Annual Report, highlights some of our recent achievements across the three principal strategic focus areas: making solar cooking available, educating, and investigation and research. Click here to view the FY 2013 Annual Report.

Solar Cooking Art by Congolese Refugee Lunda Vincente

Lunda Vincente

Lunda Vincente, a Congolese refugee in a camp in Zimbabwe has been corresponding with Louise Meyer of SHE for several years. He continues to share with us his beautiful artwork, much of which tells the story of solar… 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.

Listen to an interview about solar cooking with SHE’s Louise Meyer


Solar Power Beginner is a website that gives you straightforward information on solar energy and what it can do for you. Listen to Louise’s interview.

Interview with Patricia McArdle on Solar Cooking in Afghanistan

Interview with solar cooking expert, Patricia McArdle on NPR’s Kojo Namdi Show on July 6, 2011 about her new novel, Farishta, and solar cooking in Afghanistan.

Radio Interview with SHE’s Louise Meyer

by Corbbmacc O’Connor – WAMU 88.5 D.I.Y. Food & Water If you lost power, how would you cook? If you were in a refugee camp, how would you filter water? Corbbmacc O’Connor tests two products — made by… 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

Solar cooking’s potential highlighted at recent conferences in India

by Pat McArdle, Spring 2009 Two conferences held this winter in India highlighted the importance of solar cooking in reducing indoor air pollution, deforestation, black carbon and the danger faced by women who must forage for wood. “Beyond… Read More