Our Work

Solar cooking in the developing world is a matter of life or death

Every day, infants die due to water borne illnesses. Solar cooking makes unsafe water into safe water and saves lives wherever it is used.

Designer Jim La Joie was disappointed in the marginal performance of the cardboard cookers that were being distributed in the third world. The cookers were flimsy and provided only one meal mid afternoon.

Jim's current design overcomes the shortfalls of other panel cookers. It is extremely durable and long lasting. It will easily cook 3 meals per day. 

Because the design performs so reliably and is so durable, it is achieving acceptance by users all over the world.

Currently used in 137 countries. 

SolCook supports entrepreneurship in the refugee camps. Building plans are provided free of charge as are fully functional cookers.

 

Camp residents are encouraged to work with local NGOs to source local materials and duplicate Jim's design.  Refugee women have taken advantage of this support, building their own businesses and working their way out of poverty and the camps.

This image shows a cooker built using

repurposed materials. Fully functional and as durable as the material it is made from, this solar cooker will provide many years of service, and, keep unwanted plastics out of our landfills and oceans.

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SolCook Gives Back

Sharing

We at SolCook are extremely lucky to enjoy a successful business and to share our unique product throughout the world. Our giving program is multi-faceted.

  • We donate cookers to areas of need

  • We donate cookers to schools

  • We donate cookers to missions

  • We donate direct cash to agencies serving the hungry

  • We support organizations that preserve the sunny environments we so love

  • We support local entrepreneurship by providing free plans and technical support to those who want to build locally

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OUR MISSION

Simply put, to make available a high quality, low cost, top performing solar cooker 

OUR VISION

We envision our design being constructed locally. We envision our design empowering refugees and created opportunity. 

We envision our design earning acceptance due to its durability, reliability and efficiency.

Women with infants, cooking indoors.

Women with infants, cooking indoors.

The constant exposure to smoke damages the lungs of infants. Solar cooking is smokeless - which is why we wanted to help!

Women with infants, cooking indoors.

Women with infants, cooking indoors.

The constant exposure to smoke damages the lungs of infants. Solar cooking is smokeless - which is why we wanted to help!

Our Plans: Helping Across the World!

Our Plans: Helping Across the World!

Jim freely shared his plans throughout the world. Here is an example of All Season Solar Cookers built from his plans.

ASSC in Africa

ASSC in Africa

Our donated All Season Solar Cookers in use around the world.

ASSC in Africa

ASSC in Africa

Our donated All Season Solar Cookers in use around the world.

ASSC in India

ASSC in India

Our donated All Season Solar Cookers in use around the world.