Solar Cookers International (SCI) recently opened a new Solar Cooker Performance Evaluation Process (PEP) testing center at the University of Nairobi, Kenya. SCI’s PEP test allows manufacturers and consumers to know the cooking power of solar cookers without brand bias and to develop a baseline for comparison. PEP testing demonstrates to solar cooker users and investors the power, in watts, they can expect from a specific model of solar cooker. SCI PEP results are trustworthy because the PEP test is based on an internationally accepted protocol for testing and reporting solar cooker performance.
Solar Cookers International also has centers in Lalitpur, Nepal; New York, USA; and California, USA. Having global locations for SCI PEP testing centers is important to advancing the adoption of solar cooking worldwide and affirms SCI’s role as the leader within the solar cooking sector. Local testing of solar cookers supports the regional economy, job growth and builds capacity in the sector.
With the Solar Cookers International Performance Evaluation Process, organizations and users will get the best, unbiased, scientific information, leading to the spread of solar cooking success, knowledge, and sustainability around the world. If you are interested in learning more or want to see if your favorite solar cooker has been Performance Evaluation Process tested yet, check out SCI’s Research page, at: https://www.solarcookers.org/work/research.