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Flat panels are necessary when making many types of solar cookers. These panels are normally made from [[cardboard]], wood, or metal. The panels are covered with [[reflective material]]. This page serves to discuss other possibilities.
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Flat panels are necessary when making many types of solar cookers. These panels are normally made from [[cardboard]], [[plastic fluteboard]], wood, or metal. The panels are covered with [[reflective material]]. This page serves to discuss other possibilities.
   
 
==Paper mache==
 
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==Papercrete==
 
==Papercrete==
 
Papercrete is a recently developed construction material which consists of re-pulped paper fiber with Portland cement or clay and/or other soil added. First patented in 1928, it has been revived since the 1980s. Although perceived as an environmentally friendly material due to the significant recycled content, this is offset by the presence of cement. The material lacks standardisation, and proper use therefore requires care and experience. Eric Patterson and Mike McCain, who have been ascribed with independently "inventing" papercrete (they called it "padobe" and "fibrous cement"), have both contributed considerably to research into machinery to make it and ways of using it for building. Its R-value is reported to be within 2.0 and 3.0 per inch. [From [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papercrete Wikipedia Papercrete article]]
 
Papercrete is a recently developed construction material which consists of re-pulped paper fiber with Portland cement or clay and/or other soil added. First patented in 1928, it has been revived since the 1980s. Although perceived as an environmentally friendly material due to the significant recycled content, this is offset by the presence of cement. The material lacks standardisation, and proper use therefore requires care and experience. Eric Patterson and Mike McCain, who have been ascribed with independently "inventing" papercrete (they called it "padobe" and "fibrous cement"), have both contributed considerably to research into machinery to make it and ways of using it for building. Its R-value is reported to be within 2.0 and 3.0 per inch. [From [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papercrete Wikipedia Papercrete article]]
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==See also==
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*[[Cardboard]]
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*[[Plastic fluteboard]]
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*[[Reflective material]]
   
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
   
[[File:Paper_mache_parabola.jpg|thumb|[http://plenosol.wordpress.com/2010/10/08/refletor-parabolico-de-papel-mache Low-cost parabola at PlenoSol]]]
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[[File:Paper_mache_parabola.jpg|thumb|*{{GoogleLinkAuto|http://plenosol.wordpress.com/2010/10/08/refletor-parabolico-de-papel-mache|Low-cost parabola at PlenoSol}}]]
*[http://plenosol.wordpress.com/2010/10/08/refletor-parabolico-de-papel-mache Low-cost parabola at PlenoSol]
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*{{GoogleLinkAuto|http://plenosol.wordpress.com/2010/10/08/refletor-parabolico-de-papel-mache|Low-cost parabola at PlenoSol}}
 
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Latest revision as of 02:13, December 1, 2014


Flat panels are necessary when making many types of solar cookers. These panels are normally made from cardboard, plastic fluteboard, wood, or metal. The panels are covered with reflective material. This page serves to discuss other possibilities.

Paper macheEdit

Paprmache

Paper mache can be used to form many useful shapes.

See also Waterproofing.

PapercreteEdit

Papercrete is a recently developed construction material which consists of re-pulped paper fiber with Portland cement or clay and/or other soil added. First patented in 1928, it has been revived since the 1980s. Although perceived as an environmentally friendly material due to the significant recycled content, this is offset by the presence of cement. The material lacks standardisation, and proper use therefore requires care and experience. Eric Patterson and Mike McCain, who have been ascribed with independently "inventing" papercrete (they called it "padobe" and "fibrous cement"), have both contributed considerably to research into machinery to make it and ways of using it for building. Its R-value is reported to be within 2.0 and 3.0 per inch. [From Wikipedia Papercrete article]

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

Paper mache parabola

*Low-cost parabola at PlenoSol - (English version)

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