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Sun-Cooked Popcorn No Problem! NYC’s Solar Cooker Capable of Reaching 600°F

The ‘Teaching Garden‘ on Governors Island is currently home to NYC’s largest solar cooking array. The array looks like it wants to be trailer hitched but it isn’t capable of that – but it does appear about the same length and width as a trailer, so you could imagine it being strapped to a flatbed for transportation purposes. It measures about 11′ long and 6’ wide, and includes 48 mirror panels that can be directed to reflect light from the sun onto a receiving panel, which in turn bounces the then-focused light (and thereby heat) onto the bottom of whatever pot or pan is being used.

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