Gallery: Lorin Symington Uses Solar Power To Cook Food and Generate Ene...

 

Solar thermal devices with complex and beautiful designs like this one are cooking food, drying coffee and generating electricity in developing countries. To avoid the cost of large parabolic mirrors, Lorin Symington carefully arrays a mosaic of ordinary, flat mirrors. His design angles each mirror to reflect sunlight onto a hot plate for cooking, or onto a water tank for steam power generation.

+ Lorin Symington

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