Stadium Light Solar Cooker[edit source]

Great photo. Is this one of the decommissioned stadium lights that were redirected from the waste stream? --Lonny 12:08, 6 February 2007 (PST)

Thanks. Yes, it is one of those stadium lights. Hopefully they will be used more often in the community since there are so many of them and their initial purpose is for education. --Ana 21:51, 6 February 2007 (PST)
I am excited to see how these get distributed. If any school teachers see this, contact me about getting one and setting up some lesson plans around it. --Lonny 22:30, 6 February 2007 (PST)

What a great way to reuse materials![edit source]

On an average sunny day, how much longer does the solar cooker take, to cook a simple meal like eggs, than a gas stove burner? I could see the solar oven taking off in the south pacific where people have a lot of time, do a lot of cooking, and have intense sunlight for most of the day. Thanks for the great post.--Nicole 9:10, 16 Feb 2007

Cooking time mostly depends on the day's weather and temperature and the size and type of the solar cooker. Assuming that an average sunny day is a warm day around 60-70 degrees Farhenheit, one could probably cook eggs using a satellite dish cooker, similar to the first one shown in this gallery, in the same amount of time one could cook them on medium-low heat on a gas stove. Using the same type of day but boiling water with a stadium light sized cooker, it takes about 30-40 minutes to boil water in a large mason jar. The smaller, stadium light cooker does take time but it can easily be left alone to cook so the user can do something else during that time. Solar cooking is definitely most effective in hot, sunny areas but I have still been able to use my cooker in typically overcast Arcata, CA. --Ana 16 February 2007, 15:48 (PST)

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