Solar cooking for everyone
To assist in your effort to make better solar cookers by providing ideas, insights, discussions and feedbacks.
Posted by Magnar on August 9, 2013 at 10:00am
Dear SO Enthusiasts, Your comments to my new project are warmly welcome. I would like to hear Your oppinions and sugestions ref. to that. With Your kind support most probably I will prevent to make many mistakes. Thanks in advance - Ed
Posted by EDGAR on December 1, 2012 at 5:54pm
Hello to All SO enthusiasts :-))
Finally have started to build my new "MSO-2013" - (my solar oven).
I'm not sure how many mistakes I will make this time, since there is NO workshop, but here is a funny little cat, there is not too much space, but a part of a table in my studio, there is NOT everything prepared so far, but here is a great determination to build it and to see it cooking during winter-time. Let us see :-)) RGDS - Ed
Posted by EDGAR on November 29, 2012 at 12:46pm
Other things took over so solar was left behind. I did solar dried plums without breaking the plum skin this year and that was a success. (I just had so many at one time that it would have overwhelmed a solar drier.) I just dried them on black landscape fabric under a frost cover of white remay cloth. I expected mould and problems but they stayed good as long as they were dry and gradually became prunes and really tasty. In a dry fall, I found it was not the heat but the constant lack of…Continue
Posted by Brian White on October 28, 2012 at 7:30pm
“There are a lot of solar cookers out there, but surprisingly not many using latent-heat storage as an attribute to cook the food.” (barbequelovers) The remark comes from David Wilson, a MIT professor. He has found a way to conserve the energy of the sun by using a Fresnel lens to melt down a container of Lithium Nitrate. Lithium Nitrate is a salt with a melting point 491 F or 255 C, (Wikipedia) which makes it ideal to conserve energy for solar cooking. It even promises to allow for…Continue
Posted by Magnar on November 23, 2011 at 10:00pm
Solar PV Electricity generation systems are designed to capture sun’s energy through the photovoltaic cells. The photovoltaic cells are the gateways that trap sunlight and transform it into electrical energy. This energy is then used to power various homes without wasting scarce natural resources as fuel.
The fuel in this case is the abundantly available sunlight. Hence, the solar PV systems installed in homes are sufficient to meet most of the electricity needs. Moreover, the…
Posted by Smith edward on July 16, 2011 at 5:00am
10 liters transparent plastic bottles can be fond everywhere in Africa and elsewhere as well. Lately I have found a way to heat water with these transparent plastic bottles. If you follow the pictures, I will show you how you can try it out for yourself.…Continue