Solar Ibex Cooker Boils and Bakes Using the Sun’s Rays

by , 09/08/10
filed under: Green Products, Innovation

solar ibex, solar cooker, portable cooker, green design, green products, solar cooking, sustainable design

The Solar Ibex is a high-performance, outdoor, user friendly solar cooker with an auto-tracking sun ray concentrator. It allows for adjustable cooking times and can heat up to 300 degrees Celsius, which makes it a great off-grid solution for your cooking, boiling, and baking needs. Foldable, lightweight, and powered by renewable energy, the Ibex is an excellent tool for use at base camps for climbing expeditions, alpine retreats, and remote settlements.


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  1. gaiatechnician September 25, 2010 at 11:38 am

    I am working on a tracking solar accumulator concept. Basically a low tech alternative to Scheffler solar kitchens. The dish will be something like 1.6 or 1.7 sq meters in the second prototype.
    First was about 3 years ago.
    It is made from corrugated plastic and will be set up on equatorial mount. This means one axis tracking is needed which is simpler. The dish cost 25 dollars in plastic but it still needs support ribs. I used a “cone method” to make concentric cones to replicate the parabolic shape. This is simple and produces few cuts. It is a big project and it is on on their wiki. Please join.

  2. maxman September 16, 2010 at 2:17 am

    $1,500…..Are they serious?which poor man or woman in the 3rd world going to afford that?pls be realistic.

  3. bo3bber September 13, 2010 at 3:58 am

    Not presently in production, he is a designer looking for people to bring it to market. This is a design study.

    It appears that part of the point of making a much sturdier and more expensive version of a solar cooker is to make it possible to use it on a daily basis, as an actual stove. You need a lot of enthusiasm to use a cardboard and foil stove on a daily basis.

    Secondly, it has a built in solar tracker using a photovoltaic cell, and a drive gear in the base. You can thus cook for long periods, without having to adjust it. It’s a real stove.

    I gathered all this from the website, I just thought it was very interesting.

  4. Rom September 9, 2010 at 10:27 am

    I agree with you Arrenbas. It is very cool but I often see things that are on the high end listed on inhabitat. I’m considering removing the site from my daily reading because of this. This site seems geared more towards people who can afford indoor renewable kids furniture that costs ‘just’ $1500. I don’t think I make enough money to read this page.

  5. solarwindmama September 9, 2010 at 8:52 am

    Where can I buy one and how much does it cost?

  6. Arrenbas September 9, 2010 at 4:45 am

    A solar cooker is an obvious blog entry for Inhabitat, but this seems like a very sturdy/expensive/overly complicated solar cooker compared to those which are essentially foil-covered corrugated cardboard, lightweight, fully functional, and tried and tested for many years around the world.

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