Make a Solar Furnace

Solar energy is easy to harvest wherever the sun shines, but Charles Curnutt's solar furnace makes harvesting solar energy a feasable and cheap task for anyone with basic shop skills. Start on the path towards renewable energy and learn how to make a solar furnace with this article.



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Charles Curnutt demonstrates the action of his ingenious $13.50 solar tracking mechanism.
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The backside of the Curnutt solar furnace may look like 'the running gears of a grasshopper" but it's simple, rugged and troublefree.
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If you think the boiler on the end of that boom looks hot, you're right. It was running about 1,600 degrees Fahrenheit when this photo was taken.
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That's live steam, generated by the sun!
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"Send on the sunshine," says Charles Curnutt. "I'm ready for the Solar Age."
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