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I believe that Ambjörn Naeve made a great breakthrough back in the 1970"s when he discovered and worked on these concepts.
 
I believe that Ambjörn Naeve made a great breakthrough back in the 1970"s when he discovered and worked on these concepts.
 
http://kmr.nada.kth.se/wiki/Main/PointFocus is his story of the discovery and how he tried to spread the knowelege.
 
http://kmr.nada.kth.se/wiki/Main/PointFocus is his story of the discovery and how he tried to spread the knowelege.
For me, I think the naeve cross holds the potential for people to design a combined trough solar cooker with a 2 hour cook time (or a 3 hour cook time) (Which would be excellent in its own right) and then "reverse engineer" a dish from it.This combined trough or dish with a 2 or 3 hour UNATTENDED cooktime would be a wonderful breakthrough for solar cooks all over the world.
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For me, I think the naeve cross holds the potential for people to design a combined trough solar cooker with a 2 hour cook time (or a 3 hour cook time) (Which would be excellent in its own right) and then
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"reverse engineer" a dish from it.
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This combined trough or dish with a 2 or 3 hour UNATTENDED cooktime
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would be a wonderful breakthrough for solar cooks all over the world.
 
Brian White
 
Brian White

Revision as of 06:05, October 19, 2009

Ambjörn Naeve discovered that if you put 2 parabolic trough concentrators in series at the right distance appart, you can get a burning point of light. Professor Naeve has given me permission to use his images here to show his device.
PointFocus-Discovery

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He showed that by bending 2 pieces of reflective sheet material you can mimic a parabolic trough. It is much easier to bend 2 pieces than the bend and cut and bend and cut many times to make a parabolic dish. Here is the proof
Pointfocus-proof

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Here is Naeve using the device to melt copper!
Naeve Cross solar concentrator

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Here is Naeves diagram of a Solar wheelbarrow

PointFocus-wheelbarrel

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I believe that Ambjörn Naeve made a great breakthrough back in the 1970"s when he discovered and worked on these concepts. http://kmr.nada.kth.se/wiki/Main/PointFocus is his story of the discovery and how he tried to spread the knowelege.

For me, I think the naeve cross holds the potential for people to design a combined trough solar cooker with a 2 hour cook time (or a 3 hour cook time) (Which would be excellent in its own right) and then

"reverse engineer" a dish from it. This combined trough or dish with a 2 or 3 hour UNATTENDED cooktime would be a wonderful breakthrough for solar cooks all over the world. Brian White

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