Thursday, April 9, 2009
Guy Wins Award For Solar Oven
I saw this article on CNN about a guy who won a $75,000 award for his simple solar oven design. I am glad that he won because he says he will use the money to produce inexpensive solar ovens for the rural people of Africa. But, it does seem odd to me that the oven won at all. I mean, simple solar oven designs are all over the internet. I made a solar oven out of cardboard boxes 5 years ago from info I found on the web. The problem is not the design, it is the manufacturing, distributing and educating the people how to use it that is the difficult part. Especially people with different languages, traditions and culture. I wish him the best of luck with his endeavor.