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Project type: Household devices
Standards: Gold Standard
The Danjiang River Solar Cookers are designed to improve the indoor air quality and living conditions of 100,000 rural households in the Southwest of Henan Province, one of the poorer regions in China. The cookers consist of a 1.7m2 parabolic dish, which concentrates solar energy onto a central cooking pot and provides sufficient heat for cooking the local staple food of rice. Its design is ideal for the local diet and climatic conditions, with ample sunshine throughout the year. The cooker displaces traditional inefficient coal-fired cooking stoves, significantly reducing fuel consumption and indoor air pollution.
In addition to delivering emissions reductions to help take urgent action to combat climate change (SDG 13), the project delivers a number of other sustainable development benefits. These include:
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Jiang is a farmer living in Yanggang Village. She looks after her two children and her mother-in-law, while her husband works away in another town.
“The solar cooker is very useful, especially in the summer. We can boil a kettle of water in less than 10 mins. Previously it was not easy for us to buy coalball as we live very far away from the town centre. Now with the solar cooker, it can save us a lot of time and energy.”