Solar Grill

Those guys over at MIT are smart – just ask them.  One of the professors, David Wilson, is REALLY smart.  He has figured out a way to take the power of the sun and store it, then grill for up to 25 hours at temperatures above 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

The technology uses a Fresnel lens to harness the sun’s energy to melt down a container of Lithium Nitrate. The Lithium Nitrate acts as a battery storing thermal energy for 25 hours at a time. The heat is then released as convection for outdoor cooking.  This technology could bring a nighttime solar-powered grill to the market very soon; an invention also of great benefit to those in developing nations who rely on wood to cook all their food.

While still in prototype mode, we expect to see these out soon – just because they are AWESOME!  Want to see them go into production?  Head over to and let them know.