Last updated: 31 July 2013      
Pil Kaar

Diagram of the components of the Pil Kaar solar box cooker

The Pil Kaar ("Sun Lobby" in English) is a box-type cooker developed by Bernhard Müller of Mueller Solartechnik, specifically to be used in Chad to benefit refugees from the Darfur region of Sudan.  The cooker is reported to have reached 170 °C (338 °F) in an environment with an ambient temperature of 25 °C (77 °F) with its external reflector, and 80 °C (176 °F), sufficient to pasteurize water) without.

See also


See Bernhard Müller.

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