How to get 2000ºF Solar Power

How to get 2000ºF Solar Power

Convert a junk TV into a 2000ºF solar cooker. Here’s a technique for hacking a 4 foot mega magnifying lens out of your old TV, and some of the things you can do with it!


This project should not be attempted without adult supervision and adequate training. Misuse, or careless use, of tools or projects may result in serious injury or death. Heat generated from a Fresnel lens can exceed 2000ºF and cause serious damage to persons or property. Use of this video content is at your own risk.

20 Comments on “How to get 2000ºF Solar Power”

  1. I got two, one was from a local business side dumpster and another was sold for $5 at a redemption! Just needs a sturdy frame 🙂

  2. I think I know how you can quickly melt aluminum/brass with sunlight
    Using the scorcher you made from a tv frame to focus the sunlight, put another lens underneath in order to focus the sunlight more intensively.
    Similar to a telescope or microscope you'll be able to focus the sun to a point you may ever be able to use the sunlight to smelt higher quantities than those small biscuits

    – Mike G.

  3. I had one of these tv's, but then my family gave it away, which sucks, because we could've used the lens to melt the snow around the winter time.

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