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Updated by Elaine Kirkbride on Feb 18, 2017
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Solar Cookers 101: How to Make One, The Different types of Solar Cookers, and How They Work

Here is how to make a solar cooker and the different types of solar cookers. I hope this is what you are looking for.


How to make an ordinary solar cooker

How to make an ordinary solar cooker

I got this off of Pintrest. It has how to build a easy solar cooker for all your solar cooker needs. It shows how a solar cooker works, how much it costs for things you would normally use, and how to make one. If you don't have the things to make this one I suggest building a pizza box one.

How to Turn a Pizza Box into a Solar Oven

This is a video of how to make a solar cooker out of a pizza box. It is easy and fun to make.

Solar Cooker

A solar cooker is a device which uses the energy of direct sunlight to heat, cook or pasteurise drink. This is a video that shows how solar cookers work. I hope you find this video useful when you try to make one yourself.

Solar Cooking in Sierra Leone West Africa

This is a video of what it is like to be in Africa and have to make food fro m a solar cooker.


Picture of the 3 types of solar cookers.

Picture of the 3 types of solar cookers.

It turns out that human ingenuity has devised a myriad of designs for cooking with the sun, but most fall into one of three main categories: solar panel cookers, solar ovens and parabolic solar stoves. All three concepts are based on the same cool idea: to concentrate sunlight onto cookware, produce heat, and prepare food. The big difference is how they concentrate light.
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How to make a simple solar cooker to understand the use of solar energy

This video shows how to make a solar oven cooker.