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OS:Steven E. Jones Solar Funnel for Cooking

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Prof. Steven E. Jones (of 9/11-demolition fame) presents a method for building a cooking device that is safe and low-cost, easy to make, yet very effective in capturing the sun's energy for cooking and for pasteurizing water. Requires cardboard, tin foil, black paint, and a mason jar.

Open Source Approved : On March 3, 2007, Prof. Jones agreed to allow this technology to be open sourced here at PESWiki. Feel free to help us develop this project, listing materials sources, design instructions and improvements, performance data, and other supporting material.

May Come in Very Handy Some Day : "While this technology might not be practical or feasible in the Western World where affluence abounds, it can make a huge difference in third world regions -- which may someday soon include the Western World if we don't get our act together. Memorize these plans. They may save your life some day." -- Congress:Founder:Sterling D. Allan, NEC (Mar. 3, 2007)

Resource Pages - "The BYU Solar Cooker/Cooler". The original paper published by Jones et al. in 2002. Students on that work have all graduated.

"You may use any of the photos I’ve put in papers here: (Google therein on Steve Jones BYU and you should get 3-5 papers popping up, with photos)." -- Steven J (March 3, 2007)



On Aug. 12, 2009, Steven Jones wrote:

We have done numerous test runs with solar funnel cookers.

Several data runs are plotted here:

See graphs towards the bottom of the page.

Boiling occurs for approx 0.7 liters in 1.2 hours.

Sections to Develop

As material is compiled for each of the following sections, please feel free to expand it into a page of its own, with a link from this main page, and back.

Name files as follows: e.g. There was an error working with the wiki: Code[1]

List of Materials

Materials Sourcing








OS:Solar Funnel:Data

Inventor Profile: Steven E. Jones

Prof. Steven Jones, a Physicist, was involved in Directory:Cold Fusion research at Brigham Young University at the same time Pons and Fleischman were pursuing it at the rival school to the north, the University of Utah. He is still involved in Cold Fusion research, but his present preoccupation is in research ragarding what brought down the World Trade Center Towers, 1, 2 and 7. He has become world famous for producing documented evidence that the towers were felled by pre-positioned demolition charges.


Before contacting Prof. Jones, please refer to the referenced documents above.

email: steven_jones {at}