- My name is Patrick Duggan and I am the Co-Founder of CharSOL Grills, a company that makes solar grills. This blog will be about everything related to solar grills and on occasion I will make reference to CharSOL. I hope to bring like minded people together that are interested in both solar technology and carbonless cooking. Thank you for visiting my blog, I look forward to your comments!
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Sunlight is the Earth’s most important natural resource. It gives us light & heat, it indirectly provides us food (by supporting plants and subsequently herbivorous animals) and in our not so distance future it will support a large portion of … Continue reading
Propylene Glycol is used in a lot of solar thermal applications. But why? Simply put it’s because of its heat transfer properties. So what does that mean? Well, let’s take water as a baseline. Water freezes at 32˚F (0˚C) and … Continue reading
Standardization of solar equipment has been a hot topic in recent months in the solar community. The difficulty with standardizing parts is that solar is not a mature industry. In fact, solar technology is changing so rapidly that the speed … Continue reading
This post is about the quality and certification of solar products. I’ve had the opportunity to work in the highly regulated and quality-controlled world of the aerospace industry. In this industry, the FAA keeps close tabs on everything that goes … Continue reading
Pigs are considered some of natures ugliest and dirtiest animals (although I’d have to go with the Komondor instead). No matter the shape, size or vantage point of the pig, it’s difficult to make it look appealing. You can even … Continue reading
Despite the prevalence of solar technology, and its growing importance worldwide, the general public has surprising little knowledge of the solar industry. Photovoltaics? Concentrated Solar Power? You’d be hard pressed to find even well-educated folks that could define these terms … Continue reading