The 'Blazing Tube'
Converting families, accustomed to conventional cooking methods, into solar cooking adherents, demands minimal disruption of normal food preparation activities. Being able to cook the same traditional foods, within the same timeframe, in a user friendly manner, are essential attributes of a successfully acultured solar cooking system
The Blazing Tube Solar Appliance (BTSA) has the capability of meeting all these criteria, owing to it’s advanced design. Utilizing a high efficiency solar vacuum tube to absorb the solar radiation concentrated by a non-tracking compound parabolic reflector, high temperature operation is achieved.
|Please note: that the pictures on this website are from the improved, handmade prototype. Through feedback from the field-testing, the original design was improved, making the BTSA lighter and smaller, without compromising efficiency. This will ultimately reduce production cost and transportation expenses, by making the BTSA more versatile and easier to use. |
Joining the system’s solar components with a separate highly insulated round cook-box, further ensures Blazing Tube’s high temperature maintenance during cloudy intervals and even into the evening hours.
|Using no moving parts and constructed of metal and glass components, the BTSA has a long service life expectancy. Its unique energy conservation characteristics allow it to operate under marginal weather conditions, during which most other solar cookers fail. |
Normally operating at a temperature above 300 degrees F (148.8˚C.), foods can be fried, baked and boiled throughout daylight hours, and maintained at hot serving temperatures above 160 degrees F (71˚C) late into the evening hours.