Harnessing the sun to cook—and cool—in Africa
Physics professors Nathan Heston and Pete Schwartz took 11 students to the small village of Agbokpa in Ghana, Africa. Together with the local people, students built solar-powered cookers, a water pump, and a refrigeration system.
View the full-size images to see Cal Poly and the people of Agbokpa use solar energy to improve lives.
Learn How a Solar Cooker Works
Professor Pete Schwartz explains the physics behind the solar cookers built in Agbokpa.
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