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Optimal Performance of Box Solar Cooker

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Phil Todd



The solar concentration ratio of a solar cooker is the ratio of the amount of sunlight concentrated on the target to the size of the target.

This model presents the best situation for a given lid angle, and lets you see how much light can be captured at that lid angle.

The question is:  what lid angle captures the most sunlight?

Tags: solar-cooker, reflection
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