Last updated: March 23, 2016
Solar box cookers typically cook food at temperatures between 110 °C (230 °F) and 150 °C (302 °F). They can often accommodate multiple pots, and usually take between one and three hours to cook various foods. The sides and bottom are insulated to retain cooking heat. Worldwide, they are the most widespread. There are several hundred thousand in India alone.
- See all Solar box cooker designs listed by name and then by image
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- Solar box cookers - Dr. Ashok Kundapur
- January 1990: Comparative Study of Box-Type Solar Cookers in Nicaragua — Daniel Kammen and William F. Lankford. Published in Solar & Wind Technology