Yes, air temperature can affect the cooking
efficiency of a solar oven, because some of the
energy that goes into heating your oven will be
lost to the surrounding air. Depending on how much
energy you lose, it will change the efficiency of
your solar oven.
When figuring out the efficiency of an oven, you
have to think about where the energy goes. If you
use a solar oven on a hot day and then use the
same oven on a cold day, I would expect that on
the cold day the oven will lose more heat to the
colder air. However, if your oven is
well-insulated, the heat loss will be less
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