Solar Technologies

The power of the sun in a deceptively simple piece of technology has transformed the lives in the small Kithuia village in Kenya since 2009. Today 900 solar cookers are in use. Without the need to forage frequently for firewood, without electricity, gas or expensive equipment, the people of Kithuia use the sun’s rays to cook their meals. On cloudy days, the villagers use a little fire to begin the cooking process and then cover the food in padded Fireless Baskets to complete the process. These two simple technologies can reverse environmental degradation and economically improve the lives of rural Kenyan peoples. The women of Loodariak village in Kenya have been introduced to cooking with the sun in 2016 through one of the organized Women’s Beadwork Collectives. 



Website: J Golden

Research Asst: H Sadkowski

& P Haastrup

Site Design: W Cudlip

Photos: J Golden, Ryerson University

& N Cole 


Professor Jean Golden Ryerson University


Site Designer: Walt Cudlip



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