Solar Cooking
Solar Cooking
Last edited: 1 September 2009      

The Oyapika parabolic solar cooker

The Oyapika and Karupika are parabolic cookers with two pivots that allow them to be turned towards the sun: one allows rotation and the other controls the angle of parabola´s elevation. It is is a high potency cooker as it is able to boil one liter of water in 12 minutes. It can be folded for easy transportation and can be assembled in 12 minutes. The Oyapika uses a black recipient of 16 cm, which allows it to reach temperatures of 345 °C (653 °F).



  • Diameter: 130 cm focal length: 34cm (from the deepest part of the parabola)
  • Diameter of condensing focus: 15 cm.

Weight: 8.5kg


All components are made of aluminium, with a highly reflctive aluminium laminate (aca 4250E made in U.S.A), 0.5mm thick.

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Motoharu Takizawa
356 Kuwayama
384-2101 Saku, Nagano