Persons Helping People established the Solar Oven Society to promote solar cooking to the American public and to provide a way to partner with the over three billion people worldwide who lack adequate fuel for cooking their food.
Persons Helping People (PHP) (the sponsor of the Solar Oven Society, and Solar Options) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation established in 1991 and based in Minnesota. Following the wishes of its first donor, Virginia Persons, PHP is dedicated to helping alleviate hunger in developing countries by helping people help themselves. In 2015 the production of the Sport solar oven transitioned to Solavore, LLC, whose mission was to bring the joy and power of solar cooking to cooks around the world.
Solavore LLC has returned the production to Persons Helping People, and Solar Options. We would like to thank Anne Patterson and her associates for their contributions to solar cooking in general and marketing the Sport in particular.
The parts for approximately 1,000 Sport solar cookers can be shipped in a 40-foot container. Assembly is simple and requires no electricity or dependence on large equipment. This provides employment opportunities in the host country.
Solar Options helps provide training for assembly and use. A local Board of Directors from the host country along with Solar Options provides oversight for the governance of the project.
Solar Options established in developing countries will:
Read more about our programs in the developing world here.
The Sport solar oven is now manufactured and distributed by Persons Helping People.