Solar Nearly Sold Out

Our upcoming Solar-It-Yourself Workshop has just 2 tickets remaining. Would you like the sun to be working for you? We all have a bit of solar power over our heads. Let’s harness a little of this free power, channel it into our favourite gadget! Come and see our range of solar systems and gadgets: Solar hot water, Solar hot-water-to-radiators home heating system, Solar Oven, Solar Jug, Solar drill and much more. Learn to make and maintain different types of solar gadgets. Get that abundant solar power flow from the sun to your gadget.  Then taste the delights of something cooked …

Solar Cooking

What’s so hot about a solar cooker? You can make one yourself There’s no open flame so you can use this oven during a total fire ban but be mindful to watch that the reflection won’t start a fire. No fossil fuels are used nor air pollution generated. There are no running costs but you do need to be gentle with the glass. The meal is sealed in the pot so no nutrients escape. Slowly cooked food is also more nutrient dense. No stove heating up indoor spaces on a hot summer’s day. Ultra low-maintenance cooking: stirring rarely needed during …

Solar-It-Yourself Workshop – Jan 30th 2016

Would you like the sun to be working for you? We all have a bit of solar power over our heads. Let’s harness a little of this free power, channel it into our favourite gadget! Come and see our range of solar systems and gadgets: Solar hot water, Solar hot-water-to-radiators home heating system, Solar Oven, Solar Jug, Solar drill and much more. Learn to make and maintain different types of solar gadgets. Get that abundant solar power flow from the sun to your gadget.  Then taste the delights of something cooked with just solar-power, get a gadget to worship the …

Rocket Stove Workshop A Blast!

Thank you to the beautiful participants at our Rocket Stove and Gasifier Workshop. Paul took us through a little bit about the theory of fire, then a bit about the politics of firewood sourcing and how to burn cleanly. Then we jumped into making our own rockets stoves and gasifiers. The children and I cooked Banana pancakes on one of the Rocket stoves and we finished up with a preview of a proto type of a space-heater rocket stove. This workshop was instructive, fun and delicious.  

Rocket Stove Quiz

Do you know what is so efficient about a little Rocket Stove?   A: Insulating the heat chamber reduces loss of energy in the burn A: Options for insulation material: you can even use a sealed chamber of air as insulation as long as there is no movement of air in the chamber – movement of air looses energy. Easy insulation materials [that don’t burn] include perlite or hemp and lime or gritty wood ash (without any charcoal). If you want upcycled materials then you can use lightweight, non-flamable materials in approx 5mm size particles. Dense materials like sand simply …