Solar Thermal Systems: Thermal Analysis and its Application

Design and Thermal Modeling of Solar Cookers

Author(s): Abhishek Saxena*, Pinar Mert Cuce and Erdem Cuce

Pp: 191-220 (30)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815050950122010010

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Solar energy technologies are upgrading day by day in every sunshine-rich region around the globe. These technologies provide a strong platform for humans for high-demand activities like cooking, air heating, power generation, etc. Among these activities, solar cooking is much popular due to daily cooking needs. Different designs of solar cookers are available in the market according to the family size. In the present work, the designs of some commonly used solar cookers and their thermal performance evaluation have been discussed. Heat transfer analysis shows that cookers with some potential heat storage materials are better than conventional solar cookers. The design of such cookers is feasible to cook efficiently for long hours, even during off sunshine hours (for a limited period).

Keywords: Design, Heat transfer, Solar cooker, Thermal performance.

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