CHARACTERISTICS OF SOLAR COOKING HOUSEHOLDS IN THE US: COMPARISON WITH THE U.S. RESIDENTIAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION SURVEY (RECS)
How do solar cooking households compare with the average household in the U.S.? The answer will be significant for solar cooker development and marketing plans, and utility incentive acquisition programs. To date, no work has been published which presents these comparisons. To take the first step, a survey was conducted interviewing U.S. solar cooks about their cooking habits during the summer of 2012. Several survey questions paralleled the Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS), a well-regarded triennial survey administered by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).