Available solar heaters, particularly for baking, have not enjoyed wider success because of their inability to address issues of ease-of-integration to existing infrastructure, unit size, frequent tracking adjustment, tracking system failure, use of ‘exotic’ materials, glare, and reflector fouling from the exposure of the optical system to the close proximity of the cooking vessel. The author created a series of ‘user-friendly’ features and criteria for a proposed unit to meet these challenges.

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