Solar Oven

Jon has been building and experimenting with Solar Ovens recently, which will hopefully culminate into a Solar Oven workshop with the next month while the sun is still high enough to use it effectively in NEMO.

He’s got one working made from a cardboard box, foil, wheat paste (a glue made from boiling wheat), a block of wood, and a plastic produce bag from the grocery store.   It gets pretty scorching in there.  It’s hit at least 250.

He designed it off of this one, and will be making a few other models too.

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2 Responses to “Solar Oven”

  1. Royce says:

    This is sort of related, and fascinating:
    http://www.charcoalproject.org/2009/12/new-yorker-magazine-article-on-the-quest-for-the-perfect-stove/
    I’m not linking the New Yorker article because there’s sometimes a paywall, though you may be able to get through. I was amazed how tough it is to design a great oven.

  2. admin says:

    Hi Royce,

    We actually know Peter, the stove designer featured in the New Yorker article, from meeting him out at the Possibility Alliance in La Plata. He’s definitely dedicated all his efforts towards designing high efficiency stoves using local materials. The rocket stoves you can buy on his website at http://www.rocketstove.org are really great and easy to use. There are tons of factors that come into play when designing a good oven or cook stove.

    This place also has lots of good plans: http://solarcooking.org/plans/

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