Solar Genius

Harnessing the sun's power for eco-friendly and efficient cooking at a small manufacturing cost. Say goodbye to fossil fuels!

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Welcome to the world of sustainable cooking, where innovation meets environmental consciousness. Your parabolic solar cooker is an embodiment of efficient design and harnesses the incredible power of the sun. With its precisely curved reflector, it captures and focuses sunlight onto a central point, generating intense heat for all your culinary needs. This eco-friendly cooking solution eliminates the need for traditional fuels, reducing carbon emissions and promoting a greener planet. Its versatility allows for various cooking techniques, making it perfect for boiling, frying, or baking your favorite dishes. Embrace this cutting-edge technology, and let your parabolic solar cooker unlock a new realm of sustainable cooking possibilities, bringing both flavor and sustainability to your kitchen. Get ready to cook with the energy of the sun!

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Energy is one of the necessities to live on this planet. Plants use energy to prepare their food, humans use energy to cook their food, and industries use energy to manufacture different products In early times, energy is completely harnessed from fossil fuels (coal, oil, and natural gas). As humans become more civilized, their industries also grow, which in turn increased energy demand. The rapid increment in population also contributed to the increment of energy demand This caused an increment in the utilization of fossil fuels. Eventually, this started to degrade the environmental quality. Global warming, which is caused by the increase in the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere due to the burning of fossil fuels, causes the increment of the earth’s mean temperature. This in turn causes climate change, which is responsible for different hazards such as floods and drought. The burning of fossil fuels also causes acid rain, which can cause an adverse impact on forests, freshwater, and soil. The fluctuation and increment of fossil fuel prices were also the other problems that affected countries, whose economy depends on nonrenewable energy . Moreover, according to Hafner and Tagliapietra, after a few hundred years, all fossil fuels in sub-Saharan African countries will be extracted.

To solve the above problem, in addition to energy con- serration, researchers started to study more about alternative energy resources such as solar, wind, hydro, geothermal,  tidal, and biomass, which are commonly called renewable energy. These energy sources are clean and environmentally friendly. Green energy (renewable energy) plays an  important role to have affordable, accessible, and reliable energy  for  all. Renewable energy diversifies the energy source and reduces the utilization of fossil fuels. Unlike solar energy, most renewable energy sources require high technological advancement for installation and operation. Therefore, solar energy is a preferable energy source  for  developing  countries including Pakistan.

Solar energy has the potential to become the primary energy source in all countries. This is mainly due to the high solar intensity reaching the earth’s surface. Also, these countries get solar energy for a longer period throughout the year. According to Griffiths, most of the continent enjoys sunshine for a longer season per year. Due to the spherical shape of the earth, the surface of the earth will not get uniform solar radiation. Countries such as Pakistan, which is located near the equator, can get a bigger advantage from this energy source because of the high solar intensity. We can use solar energy for different purposes such as generating electricity, boiling water, and cooking food.

Many countries rely on biomass as a primary energy resource. Among the different types of biomass, most countries utilize firewood, which indicates that deforestation is a big problem. In rural areas, firewood is the main source of energy, but in cities, electricity, kerosene, and charcoal are the main sources. Many of the population utilizes biomass as a primary source of energy. IN most developing countries, there is a shortage of firewood due to the high consumption of energy and cooking in an inefficient stove in a poorly ventilated space. Cooking food requires firewood gathering and frequent attention to make sure the food cooks evenly. Moreover, when women and children collect firewood for cooking and other purposes, they may face sexual harassment such as rape, unwanted pregnancy, psychological problem, and sexually transmitted diseases. Utilizing charcoal in poorly ventilated spaces can cause a serious respiratory problem due to the emission of carbon monoxide and other gases. Kerosene is expensive; therefore, it is not usually...

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The total expense of Solar Genius version 1.0 and 2.0

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  • 1 × Satellite Dish
  • 1 × Mirror 1.8 Meter x 1.8 Meter
  • 1 × Glue for Mirrors ( RTV Silicone Sealant )
  • 1 × Iron angle Rod 5 Meter we will cut it for welding according to our need
  • 4 × Peltier Module

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  • Electricity with Solar Genius

    Wasim Sahu07/05/2023 at 04:08 0 comments

    Parabolic solar systems, also known as concentrating solar power (CSP) systems, use parabolic mirrors to focus sunlight onto a receiver. The concentrated sunlight heats a fluid, typically a working fluid such as oil or molten salt, which produces steam to drive a turbine and generate electricity. Here's a step-by-step explanation of how electricity is produced by parabolic solar systems:

    Parabolic Mirrors: The parabolic solar system consists of a large field of parabolic mirrors arranged in rows. These mirrors have a curved shape that focuses sunlight onto a focal line.

    Sunlight Concentration: As the sun moves across the sky, the parabolic mirrors track its movement and reflect sunlight onto a receiver located at the focal line. The mirrors are designed to concentrate the sunlight by a factor of several hundred or more, increasing its intensity.

    Heat Collection: The concentrated sunlight is absorbed by the receiver, which is positioned at the focal line of the parabolic mirrors. The receiver contains a pipe or a series of tubes filled with a heat transfer fluid, such as oil or molten salt.

    Fluid Heating: The intense heat from the concentrated sunlight is transferred to the working fluid flowing through the receiver. This heating process can reach temperatures of several hundred degrees Celsius, depending on the design and technology used.

    Heat Storage: In some parabolic solar systems, the heated fluid is sent directly to a heat exchanger, where it transfers its heat to water to produce steam. However, in others, the heated fluid is directed to thermal storage systems, which store the heat energy for later use. Thermal storage allows electricity generation even when sunlight is unavailable, such as during nighttime or cloudy periods.

    Steam Generation: If steam is required immediately, the heated fluid transfers its heat to water in a heat exchanger, generating high-pressure steam. The steam can then be used to drive a turbine.

    Turbine and Generator: The high-pressure steam drives a turbine, which is connected to a generator. As the turbine spins, it generates electricity by converting mechanical energy into electrical energy through the generator.

    Electricity Distribution: The generated electricity from the turbine and generator is then transmitted through power lines for distribution to homes, businesses, and the electrical grid.

    Parabolic solar systems are particularly suited for large-scale electricity generation due to their ability to concentrate sunlight, produce high temperatures, and incorporate thermal storage for continuous power generation.

    In my case, I am taking help with peltier modules so I can run a small water pump. the pump sucks the water then the water goes to the aluminum block to cool one side of the peltiers. Peltiers will be kept on Solar Genius. Here are some pictures of the project for next. Soon my cooker price going down and it will be more efficient. because I am going to chroming the whole Satellite dish. where the chroming price is 3.5 USD

  • Automatic Solar Genius

    Wasim Sahu07/05/2023 at 03:55 0 comments

    My Plans are to make Solar cookers automatic, which means it automatically track the sun with electricity with gravity power. 1 Kg weight hanged behind the cooker as weight goes down as the cooker mover gears system.

  • Why I Made Solar Genius 2.0

    Wasim Sahu07/05/2023 at 03:46 0 comments

    Solar Genius 2.0 is a lightweight about 7 kg. It is more efficient than compared to mirror-based solar cooker. The reason behind its adhesive chrome sheet. it is widely used in cars to make them like steel metal body or mirror effect. it is starch able.

  • Fixing The Cooker on Stand

    Wasim Sahu07/05/2023 at 03:37 0 comments

  • Checking The Stand Components

    Wasim Sahu07/05/2023 at 03:33 0 comments

    Let's check the stand components. Our Solar Genius will be kept on it. 

  • Making Stand For Solar Genius

    Wasim Sahu07/05/2023 at 02:54 0 comments

    The base Is the important part of the solar cooker. it not only sports the cooker but also takes the weight of the cooking pot and food. 

  • Why I choose the mirrors for Solar Genius ?

    Wasim Sahu07/05/2023 at 02:45 0 comments

    The reason for choosing the mirror in version Solar Genius 1.0 is they are easily available. My wish is to give an easy solution as possible.  Here is a small video of the mirror shop. Where the mirror was cut by a diamond cutter. and given a unique number with a permanent marker.

  • Fixing the mirrors on solar cooker

    Wasim Sahu07/04/2023 at 16:14 0 comments

    The next day I  fixed the every piece of mirror accurately with silicon glue. This was a very time-consuming process. Every piece was fixed as it was cut with a diamond cutter. Below I am mentioning the video of how I fixed the mirrors.

  • Using mirror in solar cooker

    Wasim Sahu07/04/2023 at 16:09 0 comments

    For making my solar cooker again I first went to the mirror shop. He has a lot of mirrors in thickness. A thickness increase in price also increases. We need the smaller thickness of the mirror as possible. The lower thickness of the mirror will be the lower weight of your solar cooker. So I purchased a 2 mm thickness of mirror that was priced of 4500 PKR at  15.7 USD. First, he cut it in a circle shape. Then again divide it into 4 pieces. Now my round shape was in 4 pieces. Next, Cut it again into small pieces. Every mirror was 1 x 1 inch. All work was done with a diamond cutter.  Every 1 x 1-inch piece is given a unique number with a permanent marker.

  • First prototype

    Wasim Sahu07/04/2023 at 15:43 0 comments

    In first prototype of my parabolic solar cooker I  used normal used in food aluminium foil. With aluminium foil there was no results that I want. Because aluminium foil  was no reflective like a mirror. More reflective like mirrors  will give you the more results. I did not dis heart from my first prototype therefore I tried again with mirrors

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  • 1
    Purchasing Satellite Dish

    For making Solar Genius I Purchase Satellite Dish in RS  in PKR 2500 = 8.7 USD

  • 2
    Purchasing Large Mirror

    I Purchase a mirror 1.8 Meter x 1.8 Meter. Then Cut it in Circle with mirror cutter . Where the Dia of Mirror Was 1.8 Meter. Then Again cut it in small pieces 1x1 inch was each. Also giving them a unique number . How I Do it ? You can see the video. The cost of mirror with cutting into pieces 1x1 inch  RS PKR   4500 =  15.7 USD

  • 3
    Making Base For Cooker

    Base is very important. It should be strong because all weight will take. you see in the video how we made it, all sides 24 inch length. Only pipe has 7.8 inch length.

    After welding results and measurement  

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