Re: How to Make and Use the Solar Funnel Cooker
Posted by starstuff on Monday August 11, 2008 3:41pm,UTC
Teong Tan, the inventor, based the cooker on Steven Jones's Funnel Cooker
"The Fun-Panel solar panel cooker can be built in about an hour from a single cardboard box and some aluminum foil. This is significant since traditional solar panel cookers such as the CooKit often require a large sheet of cardboard for construction. The Fun-Panel can also be adjusted more easily for different sun angles. This very powerful cooker is a true breakthough.
"Teong Tan, the inventor, based the cooker on Steven Jones's Funnel Cooker with the following changes: The Funnel cooker is very efficient in capturing sunlight with its 60į conical reflecting surface. However, it has an unstable shape that makes it difficult to keep the cooker and the pot in position. Also it is not possible to fit a regular size cooking pot into a regular size Funnel cooker because of limited space at the lower end of the cooker. The Fun-Panel retains the very efficient conical reflecting surface of the funner cooker but eliminates its disadvantages."
The Fun Panel Cooker is on The Solar Cooking Archive Wiki.
"This wiki is sponsored by Solar Cookers International...
"...Solar Cookers International (SCI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with headquarters in Sacramento, California, USA, and an office in Nairobi, Kenya. Since its founding in 1987 SCI has spread solar cooking skills and technologies where they are needed most. Over 30,000 families have benefited directly from SCIís field projects and countless others have used SCIís resources to learn how to make and use solar cookers and teach others to do the same. SCI depends on the support of its members and donors to continue with its vital mission. In August 2006, SCI was the winner of the World Renewable Energy Award"
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