Solar Baking Demo at Pier 9, California

Posted 4 May 2018 by Urs Riggenbach.

Today we did a solar bake at Autodesk’s Pier 9, as part of our preparation for next week’s Near Future Summit. A curious crowd of people stopped by to see the SOL5 in action, and we spent a sunny afternoon baking pizzas, cookies, and my new favourite: "Pão de queijo" - Brazilian cheese bread.

As you can see we finished the paint work we blogged about earlier, and now our SOL5 shines in red! Here are our impressions of the day.

Liz Nugent, Brand Partnership Manager at Autodesk, with Will and Urs of the GoSol team. Liz facilitated our participation at Near Future Summit and will be with us next week in San Diego.
A curious crowd of people from Autodesk, Pier 9 and Autodesk Foundation joined our demo.
Oven at 375°F / 190°C - perfect baking temperature for Brazilian Cheese Bread - Pão de queijo
Not even when you see it you believe it. But touch the solar heat and you will know!
Trent Still, Workshop Manager at Autodesk Pier 9, taking a break from working in Pier 9's amazing CNC shop and sharing with us the first bite of solar baked cookies!
Beto Borges, Director at Forest Trends, thinking about how this technology could empower indigenous people of the Amazon. And yes, he is the one who brought the Pão de queijo!
The first freshly baked goods are ready. We left the pizzas in a bit longer and heated the oven to 500°F / 260°C to get them nice and crisp!




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