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Solar Dish Kitchen, 2004

This is a Project. It was designed by BASIC Initiative. It is dated 2004. Its medium is aluminum, steel.

Solar Dish Kitchen was designed for two informal settlements in Mexico. Mothers cooked meals for their children together to supplement their diets and reduce costs. A retrofit to an existing school incorporates solar cooking and hot water heating, grey-water filters for the dishwater, rainwater catchment, and photovoltaic panels to allow the kitchen to go off the grid. The Solar Dish is built from bicycle parts, and small vanity mirrors create the parabolic mirror surface, which concentrates the sun’s energy on a pot or stove in the kitchen.

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