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Casestudy: Solar Cooking Systems Solar Cooking Systems (or Solar Ovens) are cooking devices that use sunlight as their  energy source. Advantages: o They do not need fuel to run, which helps slow deforestation (as in LEDC’s wood  is the main fuel for cooking) o They do not produce the toxic fumes associated with conventional cookers, and so  the health of the people is greater o They can be used to sterilise water, to make it potable (as pathogens are killed as  the water boils) Disadvantages: o This form of cooking is new and so not socially accepted in many areas - e.g.  many communities do not wish to use them because the food does not have the 
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Unformatted text preview: charcoal flavour they enjoy o Solar cookers only provide hot food at the hottest part of the day (when there is the most sun) o They take longer to prepare food compared to conventional ovens o They are less usable in cloudy or rainy weather Despite these challenges, there have been success stories of when humanitarian organisations have distributed these in impoverished communities (for example, they are used in Darfur refugee camps and enable food preparation for thousands of people)....
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2012 for the course AG 3306 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Texas State.

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