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Solar Cooking Systems

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1-  Dish Type Solar Cooker

The main objective of the programme is to provide nutritious food to users and to aware the future generation about the Renewable Energy Systems. The scheme is centrally sponsored. MNRE is providing 60% subsidy in Uttarakhand. The installation of Dish Type Solar Cookers in the Govt. Primary Schools for cooking of "Mid-day Meal" is being done by UREDA from past years.

UREDA had installed/distributed around 6419 Solar Cooker up to the year 2015-16 under Mid-day Meal programme in Govt. schools and to various individual users.

Dish Type Solar Cooker

Detail of Subsidy of Dish Type Solar Cooker

Sl. No.

Type of Cooker

Cost of Cooker 

(In Rs.)

Central Subsidy

60%

State Subsidy 

25%

Beneficiary Share (In Rs.)

1

Dish Type Solar Cooker

6]573-00

3]944-00

1]643-00

986-00

District wise installed no. of Dish Solar Cooker under Mid day Meal & Market Mode programme up to 2015-16

Sl. No.

District

Total

1

Dehradun

435

2

Haridwar

176

3

Tehri

442

4

Uttarkashi

404

5

Pauri

761

6

Rudrapryag

517

7

Champawat

321

8

Almora

1147

9

Bageshwar

221

10

U.S. Nagar

115

11

Pithuragarh

386

12

Nanital

750

13

Chamoli

744

Grand Total

6419

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2- Box Type Solar Cooker

It is well known fact that a black coloured surface absorbs more heat than a white surface. So, the inner walls and bottom of metallic box to be used for making solar cooker are painted black to increase absorption of heat. This box is covered by a thick transparent sheet of glass. When the box with glass cover is placed in the sunlight, the glass cover allows the infra red rays present in sunlight to pass into the box. Most of these infra red rays are then absorbed by black surface of the box and the box becomes hot. But, after sometime when the black surface becomes hot it starts radiating out heat in the form of infra red rays. But, the glass sheet cover placed over the box does not allow the heat radiated by the black surface to go out from the box. In this way, the glass cover enables the cooker to entrap the heat inside it.

Box Type Solar Cooker

Usually, a plane mirror reflector is also attached on the top of the box. The plane mirror reflector increases the efficiency of solar cooker by reflecting more and more sunlight inside the box.

       It should be noted that the temperature inside box type solar cooker can go from 1000C to 1400C within 2 to 3 hours when placed in sunlight. So, this type of solar cooker is used to cook only those food materials which require gentle heating.  

Detail of Subsidy of Box Type Solar Cooker

Detail of Subsidy of Box Type Solar Cooker

Sl. No.

Type of Cooker

Cost of Cooker 

(In Rs.) 

Central Subsidy

60%

State Subsidy 

25%

Beneficiary Share (In Rs.)

1

Box Type Solar Cooker

3]240-00

1800-00

810-00

630-00