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TinyTech Plants is a manufacturer of a wide range of renewable energy devices including domestic and community solar cookers.

Domestic Parabolic Solar Cooker Tinytech

The Domestic Parabolic Solar Cooker made by TinyTech Plants

TinyTech Founder and Director, Veljibhai Desai, writes:

I have developed unique small community parabolic solar cooker, which is suitable for refugee camps, mid-day meals, schools, hostels, hotels, restaurants, hospitals, offices, small factories, clubs, associations, communities, small home scale cooking related business etc. Its unique features are:

  • This is the cheapest and the first folding community solar cooker in the world. So
  • It can be packed in to cartoon box of size 40" x 12" x 6" (1/150 of assembled volume). 
  • 20 cookers fit in 1 cubic meter. A 20 ft container can hold 400 community cookers.
  • 10 kg of rice cook in 50 minutes, so from 9 am to 5 pm, you can cook about 80 kg of rice.
  • One cooker is suitable for 30 to 40 persons.
  • Net weight is 57 kg. With cartoon box, it is 60 kg.
  • Assemble the entire cooker in 30 minutes. Tying reflector strips takes further 60 to 80 minutes.
  • The reflector is 2 meters x 1.5 meter = 3 sq meters. Concentration is equivalent to 50 suns.
  • The entire cooker is powder coated in attractive colours.
  • COST US$ 240/-.

Cooking Experiments

Date: 10-5-2009. 6.2 kg of rice was cooked in 29 minutes

Weight of empty vessel 550 grams

Weight of dry rice 2000 grams

Weight of rice+water+vessel=7000 grams

Cooking started at 12:02 noon and finished at 12:31 p.m. – total cooking time 29 minutes

Weight of cooked rice+vessel=6750 grams.

Weight of cooked rice 6200 grams.

Temperature recorded 225 degree C.

Date: 11-5-2009.  10.3 kg of rice was cooked in 50 minutes

Weight of empty vessel 1850 gramsWeight of dry rice 3050 grams

Weight of rice+water+vessel= 12,350 grams

Cooking started at 12 noon and finished at 12:50 p.m. – total cooking time 50 minutes

Weight of cooked rice+vessel=12150 grams.

Weight of cooked rice 12150 - 1850 = 10300 grams.

   Our other activities: manufacturing and exporting tiny oil mills, tiny jaggery plants, tiny sugarcane crushers, tiny maize mills, tiny potato wafer plants, solar cookers, steam engines, tiny steam power plants, domestic biogas plants, small wind turbines, human power generator etc. All these items can play very vital role to uplift our common masses. Our domestic parabolic solar cooker is becoming popular and we got overwhelming response. Recently we exported 400 solar cookers to Israel.

Recent news and developmentsEdit

TintTech large basket being fitted to foundation, 1-28-15

TinyTech Plants large basket parabolic solar cooker being erected on its foundation.

  • January 2015: Tinytech Plants is developing large solar baskets - Up to 12 meters in diameter, they are designed to cook for 1500-2000 people in one hour according to TinyTech Plants CEO Veljibhai Desai. At this time, it is one of the largest parabolic solar concentrators being developed in India. Presently, the concentrator has been erected on its foundation. The company is also developing a line of lower cost family-size parabolic solar cookers.

Audio and videoEdit

  • February 2015:
Solar Basket 10 sq mt Part 103:34

Solar Basket 10 sq mt Part 1

Solar Basket 10 sq mt- Part 202:11

Solar Basket 10 sq mt- Part 2

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit


TinyTech Plants
Tagore Road
Rajkot - 360002

Mobile: +91 92 27 60 65 70
Tel: +91 281 243 1086
Fax: +91 281 246 7552


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