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Last updated: 30 November 2015
Photovoltaic cooking offers another approach to harvesting the sun to cook food. Instead of using the sun's direct radiation to cook, these systems use the sun to create electricity and power fans to amplify the heat generated from low-temperature biomass fires. Often the fans ares sourced from used computers. With the availability of a battery, the cooker would be able to be used after sunset.
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- November 2015: Benin tackles climate change with sunshine and coconuts - Pakistan Ki Awaz
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- Electric cooking is convenient and widely adopted globally, while photovoltaic cells are ideal for small-scale electricity generation in many areas. Assuming the continuing decrease in photovoltaic prices, when might we expect PV solar cooking systems to be cost competitive? Should we start designing them?
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