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Solar Grill to cook outdoor

Wilson Solar Cooker

Solar Grill to cook outdoorHere is a solar grill that uses a special lens and solar energy to melt down a container of Lithium Nitrate, which is like a battery storing thermal energy for 25 hours. The heat is created at temperatures above 450 degrees.

Womencooking with firewood have respiratory problems from inhaling smoke daily while cooking at the fires, is known. That 55 per cent of sub-Saharan African households depend on firewood and there were 2 million deaths from using firewood  in 2004 alone, is not so well-known. There is then higher incidence of rape of women while seeking firewood, apart from the threat of increased deforestation.

This first appeared on the Internet in 2011.The grill is not available to the consumer for sale. The hybrid version is expected to offer propane flame in addition to the solar thermal convection cooking method. The flame cooking would be appropriate for those who cook meat and want that seared smoked flavor.

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The desert’s relentless march

India’s desert lands are expanding. Recent satellite maps show, between 2003 and 2006, an alarming 32 per cent of India’s lands to be degraded and nearly 25 per cent to be desertified.

Of course Rajasthan is the worst hit. The Thar Desert has become bigger, extending from an area of 196,000 square kilometer in 1996 to 208,000 square kilometers at present. Continue reading

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