The HotPots of Mme Sissoko Aïssata Diarra

The HotPots of Mme Sissoko Aïssata Diarra

by Najiba Abdellaoui,, January 2006 Mme Sissoko Aïssata Diarra is making a name for herself in global ecology circles as promoter of the HotPot initiative. HotPots are low-cost, easy-to-use solar ovens developed by Solar Household Energy (SHE),… Read More

Report on Peace Corps Initiated Solar Oven Project in Lesotho, Southern Africa

by Mary Simonson, Nov. 2003 Nancy Bailey and myself were U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers in Lesotho, Southern Africa from May 2001 — July 2003. Lesotho is a high-altitude country where winters can be bitterly cold and deforestation and… Read More

Villagers in Sri Lanka Learn to Solar Cook

Solar Cooker Review, November 2001 Sri Lanka is in many ways ripe for solar cooking. Much of the region receives a good amount of annual sunlight. A large percentage of the population lives in rural areas and uses… Read More

Cooking with the sun: Chilean village’s experiment with solar ovens offers alternative to widespread deforestation

by Casey Woods, San Francisco Chronicle, July 26, 2001 Note: This article is reprinted by permission of its author, Casey Woods. It originally ran in the San Francisco Chronicle on July 26, 2001, with the dateline Villaseca, Chile…. Read More

Afghanistan’s Forests : Bare Mountains, Poor People

The Economist, Nov 1st 2001 Missing trees reflect the country’s woeful recent history FAISABAD WHITE peaks, brown hills, a muddy river and pungent blue wood-smoke in Faisabad, the largest city in opposition-controlled Afghanistan, all mark the opening of… Read More

Solar cooking catches fire in Mexican nature reserve

by Louise Meyer Cooking by direct energy from the sun now has a secure foothold in Mexico. This is the result of a successful three-week training program by Solar Household Energy (SHE) Inc. in the Sierra Gorda Biosphere… Read More