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German entrepreneur Gregor Schaper has installed a series of large circular solar panels in the small town of El Sauz, near Mexico City, and uses solar energy for all his cooking. Each solar cooker costs about solar cooker costs between $4,000 and $5,000 to build, according to AFP, but once it’s up and running it is free to operate, and it produces no greenhouse gas emissions. According to Schapers, each solar reflector can create enough energy that can be used to cook for a group of 60 people.

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  1. bombastinator December 9, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    with that kind of temperatures you can do some really interesting things. I would suggest a scrap steel remelter and glass furnace. Why? to make more solar cookers with! 😀

    the biggest problem with a lot of renewable energy is it takes so much energy to make them that they often are a false economy. But if you make a self replicating system you WIN!

  2. Evelyn M December 6, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    For 4 or 5 grand it seems so cheap! Now this is the path industry should be going – Bravo.

  3. Omar Correa González December 6, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Awesome! Just as a suggestion, verify that the reflection received on eyes don’t damage the retina, as it won’t be fair to have fuel-free tortillas but becoming blind. SERIOUSLY!

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