Case Study—Fresnel Reflector Solar Cookers

  • Stavros KarathanasisEmail author


In areas where sunshine is plentiful, Solar Cookers can be used as a successful alternative way of preparing food. They are cheap, easy to use and require no fuel. However, for cooking food that requires temperature above 100 ℃, Solar Cooker must be equipped with solar energy concentrating devices.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Environment and Spatial Planning of Central MacedoniaDecentralized Administration of Macedonia and ThraceThessalonikiGreece

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