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Saracon Solar Cooker side view, 2009
Saracon Solar Cooker, cooking chamber, 2009

The steam heated cooking chamber of the Saracon Solar Cooker.

The Saracon solar cooker uses a trough style, parabolic collector to produce steam that is directed into an insulated cooking box. The cooker is used to prepare meals for 15 - 30 residents of Auroville, an "experimental" township in the Viluppuram district, in Tamil Nadu, India, near Puducherry in South India.

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April 2009: The solar cooker in operation at Saracon kitchen in Auroville, India



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