Solar Energy Systems – Electricity, Hot Water, Cooking

Solar Energy Systems – Electricity, Hot Water, Cooking

I originally wrote this back in 2012. I came across it recently, and liked it. So I’m republishing it for general information.   Solar Energy Conversion It all starts by converting a single energy unit from the sun. A photon (a particle that carries electromagnetic force). A photon particle released from the sun takes about…

How Do Solar Ovens Work

How Do Solar Ovens Work

The answer may sound pretty basic, because it is! And because of the relative simplicity, you could even make one yourself. How about some lifestyle and preparedness for the outdoor kitchen? A solar oven is a great way to harness free energy to get the job done. So, how do solar ovens work ? Solar…

Cooking Without Electricity – Solar Oven Cooker

Cooking Without Electricity – Solar Oven Cooker

At least during good weather, especially the summertime, cooking without electricity can be simple and easy while using a solar oven cooker. Over the years I have built several ‘homemade’ solar oven cookers and I have also purchased one (which I still have and still use). It seemed to be one of the better cookers…

A Good Solar Oven For Supplemental Cooking

A Good Solar Oven For Supplemental Cooking

What’s a good solar oven? The one that you have! You might have already discovered that there are all sorts of solar oven cookers out there, including methods to do it yourself – to make your own. There’s nothing like utilizing the free energy from the sun! There comes a satisfying feeling of self-sufficiency whenever…

How To Cook Dry Beans With A Solar Oven

How To Cook Dry Beans With A Solar Oven

So – along with your other food preps, let’s say you’ve stored countless pounds of dry beans. Have you considered alternate methods to cook them, just in case? In the event that you cannot cook your beans over an electric stove (grid down; collapse), or if you no longer have gas or fuel to cook…

Solar Oven Bread

Solar Oven Bread

We just made solar oven bread, so I snapped a few pictures and thought I would share this simple bread recipe we used today. 1 cup milk 1 egg 1 Tablespoon butter 3 cups freshly milled wheat flour 2 Tablespoons sugar ¾ teaspoon salt 2 teaspoon yeast 2 Tablespoons wheat gluten Mix together and knead…

Solar Cooking Helpful Hints…It’s Easy!

Solar Cooking Helpful Hints…It’s Easy!

Spring is here! That means the nicer weather is also here. Time to start using the solar oven. We have gotten so many nice responses to Ken’s recent solar oven post, I thought I’d elaborate some more and share with you some of my tips. First of all, using a solar oven is very easy….