Parabolic Solar Cooker

Women Barefoot Solar Cooker Engineers Society

Artisanal parabolic solar cookers made by women trained through the Women Barefoot Solar Engineers Society.

Product description Brand name and product description

The Parabolic Solar Cooker is a solar cooker that directly transforms sunlight into heat by concentrating the sunrays through a set of mirrors arranged parabolically, supported by a metallic structure. The Women Barefoot Solar Cooker Engineers Society provides women from developing countries with training to build, install, and maintain parabolic solar cookers for their communities.

The women, also called Solar Mamas, are trained in a six-month Solar Training Program in Rajasthan, where they learn skills such as operation and functioning of different solar cookers and how to use more than 50 different tools. They also learn how to assemble 300 mirrors and entrepreneurial skills.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Tanzania, Afghanistan, India, Nigeria, Mexico

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"
Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

199.55 USD (15,000 INR)Converted on July 7, 2020

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Direct competitors of this product are the SolSource Solar Cooker, GoSun Solar Cooker, and SolSuffit SunnyCook

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 1: No poverty

Goal 5: Gender equality

Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)
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