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Solar Cookers

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1.0. Introduction

1.1. Operating Principle

2.0. How solar cookers work

2.1. Fuel: Sunlight

2.2. Convert sunlight to heat energy

2.3. Retain heat

2.4. Capture extra sunlight

3.0. Types of solar cookers

3.1. Box cookers

3.2. Panel cookers

3.3. Parabolic solar cookers

3.4. Trough cookers

3.5. Evacuated tube cookers

4.0. Drivers for solar cooking

5.0. Economics of solar cooking

6.0. Socio-economic development and environmental protection

7.0. Advantages and disadvantages of solar cookers

7.1. Advantages

7.2. Disadvantages

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