Introduction: Solar Water BBQ With Our Annual Water Parabola

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Adding water to a super thick piece of vinyl creates a very power water lens concentrating sunlight to over 800 degrees fahrenheit. This long focal length is perfect for ground level cooking. There is also a VERY simple Dutch oven DIY out of two cast iron skillets.

Because the water is level, this only works through the summer months. This is a follow-up to a video we originated in 2008.


avocadostains (author)2014-08-07

That pizza looks so bad! Get some mozzarella cheese!

patsheldon (author)2014-06-05

wooow. That looks like fun! I think that's amazing for using clean energy!

craftclarity (author)2014-06-04

I've never seen anyone make a water lens before. How did you get the vinyl to take that shape?


Gravity does the job. It is a bit closer to a catenary shape like a hanging chain or how power lines curve in the center. It works with a smaller piece of plastic too.

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