Prakriti Panel Solar Cooker

Panel Solar Cooker is a combination of Parabolic Solar Cooker and Box Solar Cooker.Panel Solar Cooker is based on design of Solkit of Solar Cooker International.

Salient Features

  • Constructed with corrugated plastic sheet (Sun Pack) and aluminum foil.
  • Suitable for cooking food for 3 to 4 persons.
  • Manual tracking.
  • Cooker can be folded and even taken to the field by the farmers.
  • Slow cooking – Food is very nutritious.
  • Food is cooked in non – smoking condition.ime
  • Eco – friendly : Does not pollute environment
  • One can save one metric ton of wood every year.
  • Very simple to construct – Self Help Group, Unemployed Youth and Mahila Mandal can be trained to make their own panel solar cooker.

Time for Cooking

  • Between 8.00 AM to 2.00 PM

How much time it takes for Cooking

  • One to one and half hour – For boiling drinking water
  • Three to Four hour – Vegetables, fish, chicken
  • Four to Four and half hour – Rice, Dal, Meat preparation, Boiling potato

Points to be taken Care

  • Panel solar cooker should face towards sun during cooking
  • Cooking container to be painted black with blackboard paint
  • For cooking rice and dal; water to be added as in normal pressure cooker in the ratio of 1:2.
  • Cooking Utensil to be kept over donga stand and put inside transparent plastic bag
  • Mouth of plastic bag to be closed airtight with elastic / rubber strand
  • Plastic bag should blow up like balloon while cooking
  • Plastic bag to be replaced once it is torn or having any hole
  • After cooking, Panel solar cooker to be folded and kept inside the house
  • Proper care to be taken while cleaning outer side of Cooking container
  • Food cannot be cooked in Rainy season or in cloudy weather.