We are working to build a kitchen powered by improved biomass cookstoves, solar concentrators and Photovoltaic-Electric (PVE) cookers.
Our ambition is to build a working solar kitchen to demonstrate and test our technologies in collaboration with partners in developing countries such as AidAfrica
and Working Villages International
. Summer of 2016, students are developing a cooker
that will go to Uganda with 4 students
and AidAfrica. Several past and present student groups are dedicated to these efforts including: PVE Solar Cooking
, Improved Cookstoves
, and Solar Concentrators
. Additionally, two senior project groups in Mechanical Engineering will develop the provisionally patented
PV solar cooking technology over the coming year. Also please see our FaceBook Page
|We repurposed the chicken coop into a solar kitchen. The straw bales house the cooking pots, providing insulation. The chickens were moved to a larger nicer location.
|A heliostat will track to reflect sunlight onto a concentrator to cook food.