An interesting solar invention was recently discovered in Thailand.

Sila Sutharat, a 50 year-old man dubbed the “solar man”, has invented a solar grill that uses solar energy to roast chickens.

Using specially design mirrors, the solar grill absorbs sunlight as energy and uses no additional fuels or energy source. It can cook a pre-marinated 3.5 pound chicken in about 10 minutes. Inspired by childhood experimentation with a magnifying glass, Sila cooks up to 50 chickens a day and sells them for around $5 each.

The solar man’s grill is located 55 miles outside of Bangkok and is only open from 7am to 11am each day when the sun’s rays are at their strongest. Of course the stand is closed whenever the sky is overcast or raining.

The solar grill invention has attracted so much attention that discussions are underway to export the technique to other Asian countries like Japan.


Mui Mui
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