Solar cooking event


The fastest solar oven to assemble is probably the windshield reflector variant as shown below. All one needs is a reflector, a black pot with lid, an oven bag  to act as a greenhouse and sunshine. It works and I have a blister to prove it.

While this setup is sure to satisfy the vegetarian’s appetite, one cannot fry or worse yet braai. There are however several lens (parabolic or Fresnel) designs at┬áthat address this shortcoming and include some pointers on heat retention mechanisms to permit cooking after dark.

Let’s have a sunny, solar cooking event and brainstorm our own solar braai – ideally portable – for the SA market. If you’re interested please contact Kina at or post a comment below. Remember ‘Two is a couple, three a H4H project’.

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This article has 3 comments

  1. Tobie 09/13/2011, 5:59 am:

    dude, can we keep the beer cold with conventional technology… then I am there!

  2. hcvst 09/13/2011, 5:24 pm:

    For now Tobie let’s use standard technology to cool beer and lots of it. Agreed. There are however also solar fridges and – possibly even more fun – by driving a Stirling engine with a motor it cools the end which in usually heated. So let’s drive one engine with the sun to turn over a smaller one to cool…

  3. Chintan 09/17/2011, 4:35 pm:

    wow…I got to build this…this is definitely going to satisfy my vegetarian appetite…thanks…

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