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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(12): 1788-1795
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.712.208


Performance Evaluation and Cost Economics of Developed Box Type Solar Cooker
Ramesh Harajibhai Chaudhari1, V.M. Modi1, Alok Gora2*, N.N. Desai1, H.S. Chaudhary1, Shubham Bhavsar3, S. Kumar4 and Sudhir Jain5
1College of Renewable Energy and Environmental Engineering, Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University, Sardarkrushinagar- 385506 (Gujarat), India
2C.P. College of Agriculture, Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University, Sardarkrushinagar- 385506 (Gujarat), India
3Parul Institute of Technology, Parul University, Waghodia -391760, India
4Agro Forestry Research Station, Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University, Sardarkrushinagar- 385506 (Gujarat), India
5Department of Renewable Energy Engineering, CTAE, MPUAT, Udaipur-313001, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Alternative energy sources are contributing major energy requirements especially solar energy of the world’s population particularly in developing countries. In the present research work, a thermal performance of box type solar cooker was analysed according to the American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE) international test procedure and Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). The experiments were conducted in order to determine the first figure of merit (F1), the second figure of merit (F2) and standard cooking power (Ps). It was observed that two figure of merits (F1, and F2), standard cooking power (Ps) and thermal efficiency of solar cooker were 0.1084, 0.31, 58.41 watt, and 37.76%, respectively. The economic feasibility was determined by comparing it with LPG and fuel wood. The payback period was found 1.08 years and 0.49 year, respectively when LPG and fuel wood was replaced by developed box type solar cooker. Finally, the results indicated that the cooker has a good reliability for cooking food and boiling water.


Keywords: Solar Cooker, Thermal Performance, Efficiency, Cost-Economics, Fuel wood, LPG
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Ramesh Harajibhai Chaudhari, V.M. Modi, Alok Gora, N.N. Desai, H.S. Chaudhary, Shubham Bhavsar, S. Kumar and Sudhir Jain. 2018. Performance Evaluation and Cost Economics of Developed Box Type Solar Cooker.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(12): 1788-1795. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.712.208