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Initial Designs: A solar cooker as part of a roof sheet over the kitchen area


A solar cooker as part of a roof sheet over the kitchen area

In this article is described how only positioning of a solar cooker on a roof could work in practice. This generated the idea to make the solar cooking box a fixed part of the roof over the kitchen. This may work when a house has no top floor, a situation we saw in villages in Guatemala.
The construction of the solar stove allows access from the kitchen, what differs from the normal access from the top.
The preferred position of the solar stove in the kitchen would be right over the wood burning stove. This may work for easy transfer from solar stove to additional cooking on the wood stove and v.v.. At this location the downwards protruding box of the solar stove would not be in the way. It is concievable that the the roofsection for the solar stove also contains the chimney of the wood burning stove.

More info about solar stoves available at the Solar Cooking Archive.


Initial Designs: A solar cooker as part of a roof sheet over the kitchen area