Community Education & Technology Center
Residential Workshops
Build a Solar Cooker at Home
Saturday, June 5, 2021
9:30 AM-10:30 AM

What will you learn?

You’d be surprised how easy it is to prepare delicious food with only the power of the sun. This family-friendly experience will explore the different types of solar cookers, share some of the best solar cooking recipes and provide you the unique materials to build your own solar cooker.

How will it work?

We will mail you a package including the cardboard Solar CooKit cutout. Registration closes May 22nd, and kits will be mailed the following week. We will email the online module with directions on how to build the cooker as well as solar cooking tips and tricks on Saturday, May 29th at 9 a.m. You do not need to complete it then, you can access the module and build your cooker whenever it is most convenient for you. 

On Saturday, June 5th, join us for our live session with a solar cooker expert to answer your questions and learn solar cooking tips and tricks. 

What are the restrictions?

Only one kit will be sent per household and per email address (so if multiple members of the same family were previously registered, only register once). Kits will only be sent to SMUD customers (mailing address in SMUD's service territory). 

What will you need?

We will be mailing you the pieces that are specific to the type of solar cooker we will be making. We will send you the cardboard Solar CooKit cutout, one oven bag and a large rubber band to hold the CooKit closed when you're not using it. To complete the cooker, you will need liquid glue, tin foil and optionally, you might want to use duct tape. The online module will tell you exactly what to do to construct your cooker.

What if you need help?

Although this class is no longer in person, we are still here for you. If you have any questions about how the class will work now or issues registering, building your cooker or just want more information and tips on solar cooking, email us at

Please register one person per household.

One kit per household. Kits can only be sent to SMUD customers. 

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