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India: First Solar Thermal Steam Storage for Cooking Applications

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on December 23, 2014
India Steam StorageThe Ramakrishna Mission Student’s Home in the city of Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu state on India’s southeast coast, is a combined residential high school and polytechnic college. It caters for around 700 orphan and poor students by providing free education, food and accommodation each year. The kitchen, which is supplied by Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), has witnessed a sudden increase in costs because reductions in subsidies have led to rising energy prices. Hence, the mission’s management decided on a solar concentrating system in order to reduce LPG demand for cooking. The dish concentrator was installed three months ago. 
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Capacity Building for Solar Thermal Energy in India (2010)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on May 30, 2011

This presentation provided by Rangan Banerjee, from the Department of Energy Science and Engineering of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Bombay, draws a panorama of solar thermal energy and storage technologies. After a brief presentation of various green energies and several end uses and technologies, the author focuses on solar thermal energy, especially on passive solar.

India: A Centre of Excellence for Solar Energy Research

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on February 8, 2010

 Solar Energy Center India” The Solar Energy Centre (SEC) in Haryana State is a research institution, whose building design alone is a demonstration of how to use solar energy effectively. Soon, it will also receive a testing facility for solar thermal power.
Photo: SEC

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