Promoting Solar Awareness through Solar Cooking

Citizens for Solar is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Tucson, Arizona.  Our goal is to encourage the use of solar power through education and solar cooking.   Our spring event, the Annual Solar Potluck, is the longest continuously running annual solar event in the world.

The Solar Potluck is an all day, family-friendly event which is open to the public.  Numerous solar cooks, with a wide variety of solar cookers, hand out solar cooked food all day long.  We also have exhibitors, guest speakers and musicians throughout the day.  The days ends with our solar potluck dinner – a solar cooked feast!

Since 2014, we’ve also held an autumn event, the Annual Equinox Solar Potluck at Tucson’s Valley of the Moon.  In addition to our own solar cooking events, Citizens for Solar educates the public by doing solar cooking demonstrations at local and regional events and by invitation.  We also take part in other “green” events such as Tucson Earth Day and Cyclovia.

Citizens for Solar works with Tucson’s Solar Guild to do solar projects for local charities and other groups.  Together we have installed off-grid solar lighting on four Group Area ramadas at Catalina State Park and are collaborating on other projects.