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I'm wondering whether anyone has tried a solar oven in Canada. I'm in Edmonton and we're sitting at a pretty cool temperature right about now, not too much sun either, but in the summer it heats up of course and our days can be pretty long. Anyone experienced with solar ovens in an area where it's less than blazing outdoors? We have 1/3 acre in the city and want to use it responsibly.<br><br>
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I have friends who make (and use, of course) solar ovens in Minneapolis, MN. I think they have to angle it differently in the colder/darker months to try to take advantage of the sunlight. Honestly, though, I don't know if they cook with it much during the winter. I mean, it's sunny out right now, but it's also about 15 degrees!<br><br>
I just looked at their website (<a href="http://www.solarovens.org" target="_blank">www.solarovens.org</a>) and saw this: "a 60-degree slant for a lower angle sun, (winter) and a 30-degree slant for direct, overhead sun, (summer)."
 

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Thanks - I've looked at that web site but can't look for long at a time as the kids don't approve of computer use (by mom, that is)! I'll look again for the angle business. Of course, it's about -18C here now, so sunny or no a solar oven won't work. But I'd like to get an idea of how long into the year I could use it - probably depends what kind.
 

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I read an article about solar cooking in Norway, it was off the solarcooking.org site. I don't remember the link, but I think you can search and probably find something.<br><br>
Found a link: <a href="http://solarcooking.wikia.com/wiki/Cooking_at_high_latitudes" target="_blank">http://solarcooking.wikia.com/wiki/C...high_latitudes</a>
 

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thanks for the article! That (the snowy picture) looks like my backyard right now. Good inspiration!
 
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