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Dear Friends of Solar Household Energy, Thank you for your interest and support for SHE.  Without your contributions we would be unable to offer low-income and remote communities in developing countries comprehensive programs introducing efficient, clean-energy solar cookstoves… Read More

100 Families Project in Nairobi Kenya – 2021 update

For background information, please see “100 Families Project.” Food support As the Covid lockdown has eased, we have continued our food assistance to the 100 families, but at a reduced level. We are now giving $3 to each… Read More

Watch “Mujeres del Sol” – “Women of the Sun” in Oaxaca

This video showcases over three years of work uplifting women from the Central Valleys of Oaxaca with the Haines solar ovens, reflected in the experience acquired by the community leaders. The relevance and adoption of the use of… Read More

100 Families Project

Family with donated groceries

In 2020, SHE joined forces with solar cooking expert Tom Sponheim, embracing his “100 families” project in Nairobi to lift up 100 families that sank into poverty due to Coronavirus pandemic effects. Using a new radically transparent model,… Read More

R.I.P. Dar Curtis, SHE co-founder

Dear friend of Solar Household Energy, We are deeply saddened to pass on the news that Darwin O’Ryan Curtis, a co-founder of Solar Household Energy and leading figure in the solar cooking movement, died on Nov. 5 at age… Read More

2019 Annual Report Available Now

Dear friend of Solar Household Energy, For nearly two decades, Solar Household Energy has been a key player in the global solar cooking movement. We have developed innovative solar cooking technology, brought solar cooking to thousands across the… Read More

Solar Ambassador Bibiana Hernández demonstrates the Haines Solar Cooker

Bibiana Hernández, from the community of San Miguel del Valle, Tlacolula, Oax, has been using her Haines solar oven for 2 years and promoting it in her communities as part of the pilot project promoted by Solar Household… Read More

Inter Press Service highlights program in Oaxaca, Mexico

The Inter Press Service News Agency recently spotlighted SHE’s program efforts in Oaxaca, Mexico where the presence of solar cooking is strengthening communities and providing safe alternatives to wood-fire and gas cooktop methods. To see the coverage produced… Read More

Mother’s Day With SHE

This Mother’s Day, please consider giving the gift of solar cooking to mothers like Eva, featured below, to free them of the burden of cooking with dirty fuels on inefficient stoves. Household air pollution from dirty cookstoves causes… Read More

SHE Members Interviewed By Emerald Planet TV

On April 7, SHE’s Executive Director Sophie Lyman and SHE Board member Margarita Battle were interviewed by Emerald Planet TV. The first segment (min 1-13) is an introduction to solar cooking. In Segment 2 (min 16-29), Margarita discusses… Read More