Vol. 22: Solar Tracking Platform

Construct a turntable that follows the sun, maximizing solar cookers.

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Favorite Slow Cooker Recipe Sources
Cooking with Sunshine by Lorraine Anderson and Rick Palkovic
Cooking with the Sun by Beth Halacy and Dan Halacy
Solar Cooking for Home and Camp by Linda Frederick Yaffe
Solar Cooking Naturally by Virginia H. Gurley
Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker Cookbook by Beth Hensperger and Julie Kaufmann
Best-Loved Slow Cooker Recipes from the Rival Crock-Pot Co.
Cooking Light Slow Cooker from Cooking Light Magazine


Solar Cookers
The “Hot Pot” Solar Cooker - $99.95 + $20 shipping
The Global Sun Ove - $230.15 + $28.85 shipping
The Tracking Solar Cooker by C. Alan Nichols (plans)

Solar Oven Trackers
Solar Oven Tracker - $139.95 + shipping
The Super Solar Tracker - plans $19.95, parts “approximately $30,” assembled $199.95
TRACSTAR PV solar oven tracker - kit (w/o base or platform) $78.27, assembled $115.48

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MAKE: AMENDS Errata for This Article


Correction for page 100
NOTE: If your solar tracker doesn't track the sun accurately, the solar cell may be receiving too much reflected light from low clouds, brightly painted walls, or other nearby surroundings. Try painting the shade black underneath, and/or taping over unneeded portions of the solar cell.

solar tracker shade painted black underneath

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