My PDC Inspired Solar Cooker Was Funded ($40,000) Via Kickstarter!
Location: Cincinnati, OH
posted 4 years ago
It started three years ago when I met a lively and passionate solar installation expert in my PDC. He had an invention that got us all really excited. It could heat food seriously fast with only the Sun and we've been trying to make it a reality ever since.
In the last five days we've raised $41,000 on Kickstarter, with the support of people looking for low energy paths and to make an effort to move away from fossil fuels.
I thought you all might like the project. I'm totally open to feedback, and interested how other premies feel about the idea.
is it open source? would you like to explain how we can build one?
seems like it's an evacuated tube on a concentrator trough. How many square feet of area does it cover? How big is the tube? how do you make the seal between the tube and the food tray?
I've seen a similar system that heats water in those tubes, creates steam, and then uses the steam for cooking. With an insulated thermal mass, you could cook 24/7, and inside the home.
Your design looks interesting, and I hope you'll share some details to help people experiment with it. It may have potential.