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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.

Solar Energy for Food Security in West Africa (2009)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on May 14, 2010

This document compiles different posters that were presented during the International Solar Food Processing Conference that took place in India in January 2009.

The posters refer the importance of using renewable energy sources, notably solar, for sustainable local economic development purposes, by demonstrating the efficiency of such systems in different areas: food processing, dying, cooking and preservation.

Different case studies are presented in Burkina Faso, Portugal, Chile and India.


Solar Thermal in China (2002)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on September 1, 2009

This document of the Zhejiang Energy Research Institute, from 2002, provides an overview of the evolution of solar thermal use in China, since its start in early 50s until recent days, emphasising the resolutions of both the 2000-2015 Development Plan and the five -year Plan for the New and Renewable Energy Industry Development of China.

Solar Cooking in Central American Solar Energy Project (CASEP)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 24, 2009

This document and website provide detailed information about the Central American Solar Energy Project (CASEP), which promotes the construction and use of solar cookers in countries such as Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica and Nicaragua. The project has an environmental purpose - promoting the use of solar thermal energy for cooking – as well as a social function, empowering women, by helping them to develop other skills, through constructing and using solar cookers.

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