This giant 4ft magnifying glass is powerful enough to melt metal, incinerate wood, and burn holes in concrete. The results are impressive and the power available through this Fresnel lens that has been nicknamed the “Solar Scorcher”. It can melt a stack of pennies, burst a glass bottle, damage various food items, and incinerate wood using the power of the Sun!
This is a great inspiration for creating your own DIY Solar Concentrator with a little help from your parents. Solar concentrators use lenses or mirrors to focus sunlight into an extremely small point – the same way a magnifying glass does with the sun. This focused light is intensely hot and can be used to cook food, make electricity, or scorch things. Create your own and become a Solar Engineer.