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    Report back when you've given it a go.

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    At those prices it’s not likely to happen soon. I just thought it an interesting use of available technology, those solar tubes get seriously hot.
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    "Sailing Uma" has been using these for a while - evidently with quite satisfactory results.

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    My wife had her Girl Scout troop making the same basic things out of Mylar 30 years ago.
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    Low cost materials, shape of the reflector is basic math and not patentable. I would think this would be scaled up to install on rooftops for hydronic heating and hot water, with small holes in the reflector to drain rainfall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob (oh, THAT Bob) View Post
    Low cost materials, shape of the reflector is basic math and not patentable. I would think this would be scaled up to install on rooftops for hydronic heating and hot water, with small holes in the reflector to drain rainfall.
    Evacuated tube solar water heaters are almost the norm here now.

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    Im thinking a solar cooked hot meal would be great at the end of a days hiking or sailing or whatever. Oh wait, we need the sun for that.

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    Built my first solar box cooker thirty years ago, and still use it. It’s basically a solar crockpot: cooks at 200░F or so, steams, doesn’t brown things. Being able to bake bread would be welcome. I’ll probably get one, to add to my stove collection: everything from catfood can spirit cookers and fisherman’s kettles to benzene and lp gas backpacking stoves.

    Thanks for the link.
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