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Solar cooking

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Solar cooking

Solar cookingSolar energy has been primarily used to heat hot water and provide electricity for homes and businesses. However, solar cooking is getting increased attention. This is particularly true in places where there are few resources for cooking.

Humanitarian organizations are trying to distribute solar cookers in places where deforestation is an issue. In addition, solar cooking is being promoted in deserts. Solar cooking is helpful because not very much fuel is consumed and the risks of fire are small.

There are many designs for solar cook or is and hundreds of variations on those designs. However, solar cookers are most effective if they concentrate sunlight, convert light to heat and trap heat.

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