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.

Anytime, anywhere as long as the sun is shining.


* Worldwide, millions of children die due to unsafe water. The All Season Solar Cooker Camper makes water safe through pastuerization. The ASSC Camper will pasteurize more water than any other design.