What is the News?
Indian Oil Corporation Limited has developed an indoor solar cooking stove named Surya Nutan.
What is Surya Nutan?
Surya Nutan is a stationary, rechargeable and always a kitchen-connected indoor solar cooking system.
Developed by: Indian Oil Corporation Limited
Features: The stove works in a hybrid mode and is capable of running both on solar and an auxiliary energy source simultaneously. This makes it a reliable cooking solution for all weather conditions.
In solar mode, the stove collects energy from the sun, converts it into heat through a specially designed heating element, stores thermal energy in a scientifically proven thermal battery and reconverts the energy for use in indoor cooking. The energy captured not just covers the daytime cooking needs of a family of four but also the night meal.
Significance: The stove can help to cut down gas consumption and also helps ensure high utilization of energy from the sun.
Source: The post is based on the article “Indian Oil unveils indoor solar cooking stove ‘Surya Nutan’” published in Economic Times on 22nd June 2022.