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GRØN DYST 2010 Technical University of Denmark

Communicating sustainability through interactive design and prototyping of solar cooker
Author:Christian Mebus (Department of Civil Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Nikolaj Schledermann (Department of Civil Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Rasmus Funk (Department of Civil Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Supervisor:Bengt Perers (Department of Civil Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Date: 2010-06-25     Track: Main     Session: 1
DOI:10.4122/1.1000000155

Cooking and producing clean drinking water is essential in third world countries. Using solar energy for these applications seems obvious and this project focuses on achieving this. It contains design and prototyping of a solar grill using accessible materials in many regards considered garbage after designated use. We build the solar grill from a parabolic shape and a reflective foil. This could be a trashed satellite dish and the wrapping of potato chips. Thus “up cycling” what otherwise would be considered garbage. The design incorporates the goal of simplicity and user friendliness.