Portable Solar Thermal Energy
SUN BUCKETS Sun Buckets is a solution for the 3.1 billion people around the world that burn solid fuels in the home for cooking and heating. Sun Buckets provide household energy without the need for fuel, fire, or emissions. Sun Buckets collect and store the sunâ€™s energy in a small, portable vessel. This energy can be used when, day or night, and where, indoors or out, it is needed.
The Sun Bucket "charges" on a reflective dish or other concentrator, and when fully charged, the energy can be used immediately, or can be stored by covering the cooking surface with a lid to retain the heat. Cooking on the Sun Bucket is similar to using an electric stove, grill, or an open fire. Sun Buckets allow for all types of cooking methods and recipes, and accommodates existing utensils. Preparing food on a Sun Bucket takes approximately the same amount of time to cook as when using a traditional stove. To learn more about this and other innovative solutions Go to OceanExchange(dot)Org