11 Aug '11, 8pm

Solar grills are getting serious. This one stores latent heat for 25-Hour cook time at 450F

Derek Ham writes over at Barbeque Lovers about a solar-powered grill project he has been working on that uses latent heat storage to both extend cooking times, create hotter temperatures, and reduce the problem of intermittent sun. Based on technology developed by MIT professor David Wilson, the concept is expected to generate cooking temperatures of 450F, and offer up to 25 hours of cooking time. If successful, this grill could both alleviate the well-known environmental impact of traditional charcoal grilling , and also offer a cleaner, greener and more socially sustainable cooking option in the developing world: This study is very timely because although the students are creating a new grill for American backyards, the business plan is designed to allow the grills to be deployed in developing countries as an alternative source for cooking. Wilson originally came up for ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/08/solar-grill-heat-...

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