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Posted By Luther Krueger 07-21-2022 03:32 PM
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I hear ya!... This piece of 2x4 got scorched by a tipped over parabolic, a rainstorm wind blew my otherwise tethered SK-14 over. Fortunately the fence it was attached to was soaked from the rain, otherwise I'd've had a flaming wall to contend with :( Even the sun oven reflectors, when 2 or 3 gang up ...
Posted By Luther Krueger 07-21-2022 09:03 AM
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See this link which I came across: https://hackaday.com/2022/07/19/dead-solar-panels-are-the-hottest-new-recyclables/ My question for photo-voltaic-philes: Are there any efforts to repurpose older panels, i.e., those where the efficiency has dropped below what is needed for the application or system ...
Posted By Luther Krueger 04-11-2022 01:53 PM
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My episode with Mark and Betty just posted, it was a delightful visit! Mark Chalom & Betty Tsosie: Reaffirming Generations of Solar Wisdom YouTube remove preview Mark Chalom & Betty Tsosie: Reaffirming Generations of Solar Wisdom Mark and Betty live out the solar life in their passive ...
Posted By Luther Krueger 04-09-2022 01:01 PM
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Recently the host state for the ASES Conference, New Mexico, has had several of its solar cooking practitioners' stories posted on the Solar Cookers World Network on FaceBook. From my growing cache of solar cooking interviews, check out: *Just published* Rose Marie Kern: Author and solar cooker promoter ...
Posted By Luther Krueger 03-17-2022 12:05 PM
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One of my interviewees for my solar cooking series said "I'm a [solar] thermal guy." Well Doug Danley is "a PV Guy," all the way, and has gone all in researching PV-to-Induction cookers--their costs, efficiencies, their ease of use and adoption. His SunSpotPV cooker system is--well, a system. An induction ...
Posted By Luther Krueger 01-19-2022 10:39 AM
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Last June Jo and I took a road trip out east and interviewed many deeply committed solar cooker designers, promoters, and power users. Season 2 Episode 13 features Solar Cookers International's Alan Bigelow, who with several others developed a Performance Evaluation Process that met ISO standards for ...
Posted By Luther Krueger 12-23-2021 05:19 PM
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The first efforts years ago focused on simple, inexpensive panel cookers (the CookIt being the most popular model to copy) which was always challenged to compete with fossil fuel or wood fire cooking. Gradually as better box and parabolic cookers became more prevalent, they got the attention of many ...
Posted By Luther Krueger 12-23-2021 10:15 AM
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I've posted my latest video for the Museum's historical archiving project :) If you haven't heard of Sun Buckets yet, well you have now: Link to https://youtu.be/5vWFjsG_dwQ and find out how a "collaboration of collaborations" has resulted in a viable phase-change-material cooking system that is already ...
Posted By Luther Krueger 12-10-2021 10:32 AM
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I'd recommend connecting with Juana María Hernández Jarquín, who plays a big role in the Red Mujeres network in Mexico, they work on a wide range of solar applications -- https://solarcooking.fandom.com/wiki/Juana_Mar%C3%ADa_Hern%C3%A1ndez_Jarqu%C3%ADn https://www.facebook.com/juanamaria.hernandezjarquin ...
Posted By Luther Krueger 11-05-2021 04:55 PM
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I just finished a 37 day solar cooking video tour of the western states, with 30+ new episodes for my series: https://www.youtube.com/c/BigBlueSunMuseumofSolarCooking I'm not monetizing the channel, but would love it if all on the ASES list would subscribe. Generally it'll take me a week to edit each ...
Posted By Luther Krueger 09-15-2021 10:05 AM
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S2 Episode 9 from the Big Blue Sun Museum of Solar Cooking: Mary and Jennifer share their many strategies for outreach, education, and networking to expand the use of solar cooking, at home and abroad. Their Solar Education Project is a model for any organization hoping to spread the word. And you can ...
Posted By Luther Krueger 09-03-2021 09:48 AM
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No apologies necessary! Of all the items to "repurpose" for a green use, it's kind of poetic justice to cook and dry foods in a car :) I've thought of designing a cooker that would have it's own window, but with a felt/wool cushion that would conform and lightly seal against any window inside the car, ...
Posted By Luther Krueger 09-01-2021 03:04 PM
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Here's my latest Solar Cooking Video Series episode, with David Chalker: https://youtu.be/O-dftV8CcjY "If there's no sun, there's no fun, there's no food," David is fond of saying, and his perpetual quality improvement work on SunBD's hybrid cookers demonstrates the value that a strategically inserted ...
Posted By Luther Krueger 08-13-2021 12:02 PM
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Season 2 Episode 4 in my Solar Cooking video series: Wyldon Fishman of ASES and Solar Cookers International briefly covers how solar cooking meets all seventeen of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. https://youtu.be/KEJNHB9KEcI ------------------------------ Luther Krueger Curator Maximo ...
Posted By Luther Krueger 07-14-2021 06:41 PM
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Thanks Mark! Is that the Villager I heard of at the last online meet-up with the NM group? Looks like it's in great shape :) ------------------------------ Luther Krueger Curator Maximo Big Blue Sun Museum of Solar Cooking, Minneapolis kruegerian@gmail.com ------------------------------
Posted By Luther Krueger 07-08-2021 01:48 PM
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Solar Cooking in the Cluth: Season 2, Episode 1 is now posted on my YT channel: https://youtu.be/qrGCbsYsB0Y Steve Harrigan has constructed a hybrid solar cooker the likes of which I have not seen elsewhere. Most hybrid cookers are solar box or tube cookers, with an electric heating element built in ...
Posted By Luther Krueger 07-05-2021 12:10 PM
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Ah, we aim to please :) I actually have a Through-The-Wall-Oven built into the south wall of my garage, it will reach 300oF/150oC. Since I collect cookers and prefer to cook outside, I don't use it as much as I could but when I'm in the "studio half" of the garage, and it's sunny enough here in the "Variety ...
Posted By Luther Krueger 07-05-2021 11:54 AM
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Hope you enjoy the videos--everyone I've visited has been so generous with their time and creative with their use of solar energy, I'm sure you'll find a few projects in them that you'll want to try out. Although I can't play favorites, Craig Bergland's episode I saved for the season finale last fall, ...
Posted By Luther Krueger 07-02-2021 03:02 PM
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Season 2 of my solar cooking video series is in the editing room! Here is a sneak preview of all episodes recorded during our trip from Houston to New York, Kentucky to Cambridge, and many other locations east of the Mississippi River: https://youtu.be/0nOvxgMnrK0 And if you missed Season 1, here is ...
Posted By Luther Krueger 05-21-2021 04:27 AM
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Agreed! I actually visited his son, David Wareham, in Milwaukee ten years ago, had lunch and recorded an interview with him. At the time I was thinking of writing an article or even a book about solar cooking, and I was impressed with Richard Wareham's work. I only have the audio with David and it's ...