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Solar Cooking in the Valle

Fantastic event today cooking with the SUN! Especially in this week before the solar eclipse, when all things solar are so hip, it was great to talk about strategies to use solar energy to cook our food! A huge thank you to Valle Crucis Community Park and the Appalachian Energy Center for funding this solar cooking outreach event. The weather certainly cooperated and we were able to learn about solar oven designs and strategies and test them to make sweet potato fries and cookies! I was able to bring the 12 solar ovens I have used and tested to this outreach event to discuss the thermodynamics, advantages and disadvantages of each design. Solar ovens are divided into two categories, box c

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