World’s Largest Solar Steam Cooking System
Sathyabama University feels proud to have inaugurated the World’s Largest Solar Steam Cooking System on 1st of July, 2009 in the campus. At Sathyabama University, we have 110 concentrator dishes with an area of 1100 m2 (World’s largest installation in terms of the number of dishes and square metres of the reflecting concentrator dishes). These solar steam cooking systems were developed by M/s. Gadhia Solar Energy Systems Pvt. Ltd., Gujarat.
A solar-powered kitchen consumes lesser power and time than a conventional kitchen and ensures that a meal is cooked in half-an-hour, whereas it may take one-and-a-half hour to cook the same using LPG. Unlike the LPG model, solar steam cooking system helps to keep the kitchen clean and hygienic. This kitchen, by replacing LPG with solar dishes, saves nearly Rs. 20 lakhs every year. Out of 365 days in a year, Tamilnadu experiences hot weather for 320 days and is ideal for tapping solar energy.