Mounting a heavy solar oven
(Saint Cloud, FL)
Our homemade solar oven has been experimental all the way--a real learning experience!
Because we made it out of plywood, and made it way bigger than we would have if we were starting over again (2'x2'x2'), it is VERY heavy. Adjusting and angling it with the movement of the sun was quite a challenge at first. At some point my husband remembered that a friend had passed on a pull-behind bike trailer. We weren't using it for its intended purpose, so my husband decided to mount the solar oven on the base of the trailer. There were still many improvements to go, but that definitely made a significant difference in being able to move and adjust the solar oven as the sun moves across the sky.
Thank you for sharing your insights and experiences with regards to your ongoing solar cooker "evolution". We definitely learn through trial and error and our unique experiences. This is great for other people to read as they contemplate and implement their own solar cooker designs.