The CSIR-CMERI has created a Solar DC Cooking System, which is a modest step toward realising the goal of a “Pollution-Free India.” Prof. Harish Hirani, Director, CSIR-CMERI, handed over the newly developed Solar DC Cooking System to the Asansol Braille Academy of West Bengal in the presence of Swami Somatmanandaji Maharaj, Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Asansol, and Tapas Banerjee, Chairman, Asansol Durgapur Development Authority, Government of West Bengal.
The CSIR-Solar CMERI’s DC Cooking Technology has been licenced to two companies: Asansol Solar & LED House and Durgapur-based Meeco Solar & Infrastructure Associates.
The Solar DC Cooking System consists of a solar PV panel, charge controller, battery bank, and cooking oven that runs on solar energy. The technology provides a clean cooking environment, invertor-free direct operation, quick and consistent heating, and the potential to save 1 tonne of CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) per home each year.
Prof. Harish Hirani, Director, CSIR-CMERI, expressed his appreciation for being able to hand over the indigenously built Solar DC Cooking System to the Asansol Braille Academy, which has been doing an excellent job in serving Specially-Abled Children, during his remarks at the Press Conference. The CSIR-Solar CMERI’s DC Cooking System is a tiny step toward achieving the dream of a pollution-free India.
The CSIR-CMERI developed Solar DC Cooking System has a 20-25 percent greater efficiency and is more cost-effective than traditional solar-based cooking systems, which lose efficiency owing to AC-DC conversion.
Micro-Industries may profit from the fundamental technological design since it makes production easier and provides substantial financial potential. As technology becomes more prevalent, there is a possibility that employment opportunities may improve.
Even though the usage of LPG emits carbon dioxide, this method will decrease carbon dioxide emissions substantially. The technology would cost between Rs 65,000 and Rs 70,000 when it is released to the market. If government subsidies are provided, the product’s price will be substantially lowered, as with other Solar Energy-based products.
Widespread adoption of the CSIR-CMERI-developed Solar DC Cooking System may help India achieve Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s goal of 200 GW of solar energy while also reducing 290 million tonnes of CO2 emissions.
Cooking fires in the house are a major source of respiratory illness, which claims the lives of thousands of people each year. Because solar cookers do not generate smoke, they will make drinking water safe, enhance health, develop resilient families, break the cycle of poverty, empower women and children, and increase local economies.