SHE’s Solar Cookers are making people healthier, safer, and more prosperous.

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Mexico: Scaling up Lorena Harp’s Haines solar cooker enterprise - SHE first became engaged in promoting solar cooking in Mexico in 2003 after winning a “Development Marketplace” grant from the World Bank. Fifteen years later, 40,000 HotPotTM solar cookers have been disseminated worldwide, thanks to partnerships instigated by... Read More
The HotPot Initiative in Mexico - Since 2003, SHE has been conducting solar cooking projects in rural Mexico, and this work continues today.   This article describes the history of our efforts — with local partners — to introduce solar cookers and provide training and... Read More
Why Solar Cooking? - Imagine each time you cook being equivalent to smoking two packs of cigarettes, and collecting backbreaking firewood that only last a few days just to cook a meal. Meet a few of SHE’s trainees to see solar cooking in... Read More
TEDx Talk: Food & Communication- Recipes for Development - Inspired by her experience living in the Ivory Coast, SHE co-founder, Louise Meyer, explains in this TEDx Talk why solar cooking offers so many benefits – making lives cleaner and more efficient.
Solar Cooking Project in the Dominican Republic - SHE’s joint solar cooking project with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in the Dominican Republic, 2013. The use of coal as an energy source is a major cause of deforestation resulting in a negative impact on biodiversity. Promoting the... Read More
Integrated Solar Cooking – An Underutilized Solution - Article by SHE Board Member, Paul Arveson on the many benefits of solar cooking, American Scientific Affiliation, 2012. Forty years ago, Francis Schaeffer challenged Christians to set an example of care for the environment. Now, as the earth... Read More
Solar Cooking Art by Congolese Refugee Lunda Vincente - Join us for an exhibit Opening Reception: Friday 09/29th 6pm-8pm Location: GooDBuddY Gallery, 410 Florida Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001
Introducing high-power solar cookers in Haiti - Since 2010, Solar Household Energy has collaborated with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to introduce integrated cooking technologies with solar ovens, parabolic solar stoves and fuel-efficient stoves as part of a larger regional reforestation program. The project is in... Read More