Performance and testing of the improved solar electric cooking system
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Different types of solar cooking systems have been used from past few years. From parabolic system to panel cookers. Each and every cooking method came up with individual and unique concepts. Several attempts are made to introduce these solar cookers and have achieved variable success. There are still some critical issues need to be solved for wider dissemination of this technology. They include affordable cost, materials to be used, appropriate location for using solar cooker, size, design and cooking time. Following these points, an improved version of solar electric stove has been designed. As it is called an improved version, this stove is structured over verification of double burner stove named “Development of Double Burner Electric Stove Powered by PV Solar Panel.” In this improved version we have brought out some significant changes involving size, material, cost, cooking time and design. Here we have presented a comprehensive study over performance based and test analysis between both stoves comparing theoretically, experimentally, and development works. We have also evaluated with previously conducted solar cookers to show how the improved one is more efficient. As it is a green approach, we intend to grab attention towards the clean energy system and how they are comfortable to use. Since 90% of people use biomass, jute, cow-dung or wood for cooking. This causes harmful effects to health and only 6% of the people have the accessibility to natural gas, primarily in urban areas. Also supply of electricity is not stable and base demand cannot be met. In fact, new gas connection to household has been suspended and electricity can be used only by prepaid system. Thus most people use cylinder gas or electric stove for cooking. Following these issues, our goal is to give sufficient amount of energy which is cost efficient, available, environment friendly and healthy.