Want collaborators for a solar hot water project
Here is the idea:
I have a solar box cooker, which is shown in this instructable. On days when I have nothing to cook, I often put a kettle of water in it, so when I get home from work I have very hot water that can be used for cooking pasta, making tea, coffee etc. I pour that water into a thermos, and it will stay hot until the next day.
I would like to design and build a solar cooker that is dedicated to this task with this tentative list of requirements:
*It would be fairly small, just large enough to hold a kettle
*It would be easy to put the kettle in and take it out
*It would be weatherproof, so it could sit outside for months at a time
*It would be designed in such a way that it would collect energy from the Sun during a large portion of the day, without need of any sun-tracking mechanism
*Ideally, it would have a mechanism that would transfer the water to a thermos as soon as it boiled, or got to a certain temperature.
Looking forward to hearing from people who want to collaborate on this. As soon as we have decided on where to share ideas, I'll post mine.