Monday, August 16, 2010

Solar Cooking

Professor Steven E. Jones at BYU has designed a Solar Funnel for cooking food and sterilizing water using the free energy of the sun.  A hybrid of the parabola and box cookers. 

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The Solar Funnel Cooker is safe and easy to make, and effective in capturing the sun’s energy.  Per his article the  BYU Funnel Cooker/Cooler can:
  • Cook food without the need for electricity or wood or petroleum or other fuels.
  • Pasteurize water for safe drinking, preventing many diseases.
  • Save trees and other resources.
  • Avoid air pollution and breathing smoke while cooking.
  • Use the sun's free energy. A renewable energy source.
  • Cook food with little or no stirring, without burning.
  • Kill insects in grains.
  • Dehydrate fruits, etc.
  • Serve as a refrigerator at night, to cool even freeze water.
Read the details at http://solarcooking.org/plans/funnel.htm. There are also plans at www.instructables.com

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