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The T-188 Parabolic trough cooker bakes 10 loaves of bread at one time.

Baked bread Ivan Yaholnitsky 2008.jpg

We are avid solar cookers and developers for decades in Lesotho. Recently I built a proto-type parabolic trough system and my wife, who is a Lesotho national, is using it to operate a steady cottage bread and pastry baking business.

The device can bake 25-40, 1000g loaves (depending on the season) in a day (and even a bit more on a perfect day). It also does pastries beautifully. Some video footage is available on You Tube if you search Lesotho and find Bethel Business and Community Development Centre. The solar bread baker works so well, that we invested in a 20 liter dough mixer, which also operates off our house’s PV system.

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  • April 2008: Ivan Yaholnitsky has built a proto-type parabolic trough system that he is using to operate a steady cottage bread and pastry baking business. The device can bake 25-40, 1000g loaves (depending on the season) in a day (and even a bit more on a perfect day). It also does pastries beautifully. The solar bread baker works so well, that he has invested in a 20 liter dough mixer, which also operates off his house’s PV system.

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See Bethel Business and Community Development Centre.

Home tel: 266-27008463
Lesotho mobile: +266-5874-2991
SA mobile: +27-72-071-1096

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ivan.yaholnitsky

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