Development of low cost domestic solar hybrid dryer cum cooker
Citation :- Development of low cost domestic solar hybrid dryer cum cooker .Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Patrika.2018.(33):261-265
Energy is prime and basic need in today’s life that why energy consumption has increased day by day and most of the energy demand can be fulfilled by non-renewable energy sources. Hence, there is a need to adopt alternate source of energy. In rural and urban areas, solar energy can be used in a stunning manner through solar cooker and solar dryer. Many textured dryers and solar cooker, electric and mechanical dryers are commercially available in the market for drying and cooking purpose. But they required high capital investment and high maintenance, which make it unsuitable for the use. Here a low cost domestic solar hybrid cum cooker was developed to effectively utilize the alternative source of energy. This one device can either be used as dryer or can be used as cooker. It can also work effectively in cloudy weather or in morning hours. The thermal efficiency of solar was found 28.93 % whereas drying efficiency of dryer was found 34.74%.
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