Solar Household Energy: Solar cooking for economic development and environmental relief


Half of the world’s population relies on wood fires to cook.


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Solar Household Energy, Inc. (SHE), a 501(c)(3) public charity, was founded in 1998 to introduce solar cooking where it can add quality to life and alleviate stress on the environment. In 2004, SHE completed the design of a breakthrough solar oven, the HotPotTM, to meet the demand for an economical yet durable and powerful alternative cooking device.

Today Solar Household Energy continues to support solar cooking technology research and development, advises nonprofit, commercial and public sector entities on the entire range of solar cooking technologies, as well as the holistic “integrated cooking system.”

Please access our annual reports through the links below to learn more about our recent activities. Our tax returns are available upon request through our “contact us” form.

The solar cookers in our village just outside Dakar are not available in sufficient numbers to satisfy our needs. Many women here use the few we already have, and dream every day of having their own.
-- Abdoulye Touré, Ministry of Scientific Research, Dakar, Senegal, Summer 1999
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“Children See Their First Solar Cooked Meal” Oaxaca, Mexico, 2006 (left)
“Mexico HotPot Team” Oaxaca, Mexico, 2004 (right)


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