Solar Technology Part 2: Solar Oven

The solar oven cooks food without gas or electricity. It cooks food by concentrating solar energy!

We used the solar oven to make a delicious rice, using ingredients dried in the solar dehydrator! The solar oven takes much longer to cook than a gas or electric stove, but is a handy alternative to have on hand.

Both the solar dehydrator and oven will be used as model technologies in our permaculture workshops in Guatemala.

Fun fact: These technologies were built with funds raised from a birthday fundraiser. Birthdays are an easy way to raise money for a good cause. We'd love to collaborate for yours! Don't hesitate to reach out.

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