Sub-saharan Africa(Including Nigeria) has been having challenges with ensuring that families have access to standard cooking options and facilities but have met with little success. Fossil fueled options(petrol and kerosine) and wood burning have been posing serious health risks to users and has led to heart diseases and cancers.
Even for those who even have electricity, the unsteady nature of its local supply has made them fall back to fossil-fueled options to do their cooking.
Recently ,some nonprofit organizations like Lift Up Africa have supported families to have solar-powered cookers. But then, how does it work?
Actually,the cooking is done by means of the suns UV rays.
The cooker lets the UV light rays in and then converts them to longer infrared light rays that are trapped. This in turn heats the food and any content in the pot.In other words,it is the converted Sun’s rays that actually does the cooking and not the direct heat from the sun.
To know more about solar products and power generation,click here