Cost-effective solar cookers: A global review

Arunachala, U C and Kundapur, Ashok (2020) Cost-effective solar cookers: A global review. Solar Energy, 207. pp. 903-916. ISSN 0038-092X

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One of the primary factors affecting the amount of global energy consumption and related greenhouse gas emissions is cooking. Solar cooking is an appropriate solution because it is inexpensive and expandable. To unfurl the cost-effective solar cooker designs, this paper presents a review of such cookers viz. Box cooker with or without reflectors, Panels, and Funnels. Other designs representing practically all categories of solar cookers, like Parabolic-dish and trough type, Fresnel, and indirect type are also mentioned. Further discussion includes scope for design improvement, economical aspects, performance evaluation criteria, and heat conservation concepts. The necessity of round the clock, high temperature based indoor solar cooking system is also emphasized.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Box cooker with reflectors Panel and funnel type cookers Commercial solar cookersIndoor cooking Hot boxes CO2 mitigation
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Mechanical and Manufacturing
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2020 10:39
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2020 10:39

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