World solar radiations:

Just a sunny skie is necessary to cook with the sun! Based on this, according to data from Satel-Light, which reflect the frequency of sunny skies, solar cooking can be used in France over 130 days per year in Paris and more than 230 days per year in south of France! (Source: Satel-Light).


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The range of time available for solar cooking varies according to season. In summer, there is usually more sun and longer days, which can be a great advantage to cook with the sun!

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In France, 68% of the French population declare to have a garden and / or a land and / or a deck according to a TNS Sofres survey, many families could regularly cooking with sun energy. (Source: Observatoire de la ville)

In some areas of the world, solar cooking can be used almost every day! For more information, see the solar radiation maps of Meteonorm. (Source: Meteonorm)

Solar radiation France
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Solar radiation europe
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World areas where developping solar cooking is really important
(solar radiation > 1600 kWh per year and nivel of deforestation)

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Solar Cooking Atlas comments :

Laura: Congratulation for your great invention, I'm Laura and I would like to know how to make or find a solar oven for my father, he is a cooker chef and we are living in Dominican Republic so I think we can really use it in my tropical country! I'm also interested to resell solar products... I think people can really be surprised here!

Clement: Interesting. I've downloaded a lot of documents on your site about solar cookers. I am attending the institute higher rural development in South Kivu in the DRC. Really I will share this information with students. Good luck for the job!

Paul : Solar Household Energy is a leading nonprofit organization that conducts research, field projects and outreach programs for solar cooking (see solar cooking pictures here). Located in the Washington, DC area, USA. You can visit our website she-inc.org to get more information.

Orlando : Hello, I work in the Applied Renewable Energy Group GERA www.gera.uo.edu.cu we have some models of solar cookers, we would like to contact with others people that like the solar cooker, thank you vey much.

Romain : Hi , thanks for your comment, if you know other solar cooking recipes you can send it to me, I can share it to the recipe page!

Michael : Thanks for your solar tips ;)

Emily : A great alternative for a lot of people to wood or gas! Good job!

Alice: I tryed your peas recipe with my sun oven, I just backed first the bacon and onions with my solar cooker because I think it fries better and faster than my oven, it was delicious ;)

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