Applied Green Technology Ltd
Fairclough Hall Farm Barns,
Tel: +44(0)1438 726269
Our Rollins solar panel cookers are made from laminated plastic offering a mirror finish. There are three models,Standard, Universal and CooKit design, all available in the attractive economy finish or the shinier, more aesthetically pleasing deluxe finish. These solar cookers offer extended working hours compared to most other panel cookers.
Please select a solar cooker model from below to find out more information about it.
Solar cooking is the simplest, safest, most convenient way to cook food without consuming fuels or heating up the kitchen. A solar cooker (or solar oven) is a device which uses the energy of direct sunlight to heat food or drink to cook it or sterilize it. There are several types of solar cookers, including box cookers, panel cookers and parabolic reflectors. Simple solar cookers use a reflective mirror of polished glass, metal or metallised film to concentrate sunlight into a small cooking area, convert light to heat inside a black or low reflectivity food container and trap heat through use of a plastic bag or glass cover. Solar cookers use no fuel and cost nothing to operate. Solar cookers are limited to cooking on clear days. Furthermore, most people want to eat hot food late in the day, when the sun is low or has already set. For these reasons, we recommend combining three devices for a total cooking solution: a solar cooker, a fuel-efficient cookstove, and an insulated storage container such as a basket filled with straw to store heated food. Hot food will continue to cook for hours if it is stored in a well-insulated container. With this three-part solution, fuel use is minimized while still providing hot meals reliably.
Solar panel cookers use reflective panels to direct sunlight to a cooking pot that is enclosed in a clear plastic bag or clear plastic or glass container. Solar panel cookers take longer time to cook food than fuel-based ovens and food preparation needs to be started hours before the meal. However, they require less hands-on time cooking, so this is often considered a reasonable trade-off.