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Many Indian households use biomass fuel as their primary cooking solution. The HAP produced from fuels leads to many health issues, mostly in women and children. The high initial and recurring cost of clean cooking solutions such as electric cookstoves and liquefied petroleum gas-based cookstoves hinder the transition towards clean cooking.
An alternative to this is a solar cooker with no recurring cost and uses the renewable solar energy available in abundance. Solar cookers available are less than perfect and are not accepted by users widely. In such a case, a photovoltaic-based solar cooker can provide a clean and cost-effective indoor cooking solution. But it still poses many technical and usability issues that need to be resolved for an end consumer product.
The projects aim to explore contemporary technology available to overcome these barriers, resolve usability issues and create a product that can be used as an alternative cooking solution to reduce the dependence on the conventional cooking solution, improving health and reducing the recurring cost for the user.
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• Solar PV Cookstove......