How do Solar Stoves work?
The solar stove is unique in its design since it only uses the energy of the sun to cook practically any type of food at a temperature between 120 °C and 180 °C. It is also made from environmentally friendly, lightweight and durable materials that make the solar stove an exceptional alternative cooking option.
How does it work?
The solar stove is essentially an insulated, wooden box that is painted black on the inside and with a window made from insulating glass. The box is placed in the sun and when the sunlight enters the box through the window, it is converted into heat when it hits the inside of the stove. It also has a reflector that directs even more sunlight at the stove while the insulated walls and the double-glazed window confine the heat in the stove.
Since the solar stove only uses the energy of the sun, it heats up slower and cooks at a lower temperature than electric or gas ovens. Although it cooks practically any type of food, the cooking times are longer with this type of stove but it also means that the food will never burn and that the risk of burns is practically eliminated with the solar stove.
What is it made of?
The stove is made from environmentally friendly materials that will last for ten years or more. The solar stove body is made from a wood frame with plywood walls and a window made from insulating glass. The inside of the stove is made thin, recycled sheet metal that is insulated with wool. The solar stove is painted and assembled using only nails, screws and wood glue and has two metal handles for easy transportation.