Title: Innovative Balcony Model of Concentrating Solar Cooker
Date: July 2006 (presented at the Granada solar cooking conference)
Abstract: In towns and cities of India, middle and higher-middle income groups are growing very rapidly. This class is conscious about energy and environmental issues. Most of these families live in small houses, often in apartments, and do not have access to open sunny yard or to rooftops for practicing solar cooking. Higher speed of cooking attained by solar concentrating cookers, like SK-14, suits their lifestyles and these cookers are affordable to them. But it’s almost impossible to accommodate such bulky cookers in the small space available to them. The author1 has developed an innovative ‘balcony model of solar concentrating cooker,’ that can satisfy the need of these city dwellers. The balcony solar cooker has a few innovative features like a retractable cooking place and mounting on a railing or parapet wall of the balcony. Different tests indicate the performance of the cooker comparable to that of SK-14.
Keywords: solar dish cooker balcony concentrator parabolic SK-14
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