Haines-Copenhagen Solar Cookers



Country:
Kenya
Why to choose this solution?
Solar cooking being the second-most preferred method of cooking at the Kakuma Refugee Camp, the Haines-Copenhagen solar cookers provide a reliable, inexpensive and durable cooking technology thereby reducing overreliance on firewood and charcoal.
Savings per day or production:
Savings on wood fuel and charcoal.
Cost in money and in own time to construct:
Costs ksh 2500 (USD 25.)
Lifetime:
10 Years with proper care
Maintenance needed:
Wiping of the reflective material
Resources needed in use:
Requires sunlight and cooking pots to use.
Problems and limits:
It is slow in cooking, cannot be used all the times especially at night and during rainy seasons and can perform only limited functions.
Where and how can you get it or make it?
Is available in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya
Skills needed to produce, install. maintenance, use:
The cookers come with simple assembly instructions, and they have color-coded snaps for quick assembly and instruction on how to use.
How to use it:
Kakuma refugee camp video: https://youtu.be/rnrIPdtuDsQ (not perfect film, just for illustration)
How to maintain it:
Not relevant
Climate effect (if any):
Solar cookers produce no polluting gas and carbon emission, and also there is reduced further deforestation in the region.
Where it is used and how many users are there?
Used in Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya.
Why is it successful?
Successful because it is clean, sustainable (Safe and sustainable design, the cooker can be used over many years and low cost (Other materials are widely available in the local market.)
If you can make it, a short description, typical problems, materials needed.:
The cookers uses the same reflective material as the regular Haines Solar Cooker (Rogers metallized polyester (MPET) foam reflector) and cooking sleeve without the polycarbonate cover.
How to make it (if possible):
https://youtu.be/G18omu6kRis
How is it delivered and by whom?
The cookers are made in Kakuma by refugees from materials donated by Haines Solar Cookers. 50 refugee women were trained to make the cookers, and they in turn trained the children during the solar cooking festival where 50 schoolchildren participated.
Successful financial model
Support for development from Haines Solar Cookers and other partners like Ecomandate foundation, training by Natural Resource and Waste Management Alliance (NAREWAMA). A solar cooking festival for 500 schoolchildren which was the inception of a sustainable solar cooker social enterprise to meet the high demand for solar cookers in Kakuma camp.
What policies and strategies helped the success?
Successful partnerships between Haines solar cookers and Copenhagen solar cookers, solar cooking festival for 500 schoolchildren which increased uptake of solar cooker.
More info:
Read more: https://www.hainessolarcookers.com/ and https://solarcooking.fandom.com/wiki/Kakuma_Refugee_Camp
Sources:
Faustine Odaba Natural Resources and Waste Management Alliance (NAREWAMA)
Name of the association uploading the case:
SusWatch Kenya
When was the case uploaded? (YYYY-MM-DD):
2020-08-27