Solar cooking is often considered “a solution looking for a problem”. Solar cookers have long been presented as an interesting solution to the world's problem of dwindling fuel wood sources and other environmental problems associated with wood fuel demand for cooking. The use of solar cookers resulted in appreciable fuel and time savings as well as increased energy security for households. In addition to health problems, traditional stoves can also lead to burdensome fuel costs.
Cost Break up
Approximate cost of 25 Solar cookers: 162500
Logistic cost: Approximately Rs. 50000/-
Regular Expert Consultaion/meeting of volunteers: Rs. 75000/-
Manpower: Rs. 36000/-
Publication of Research output: Rs. 15000/-
Total cost: Rs. 338500/- (Three lac thirty eight thousand five hundred only)
By profession, I am Assistant Professor (Environment) at Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad. This is my first attempt for crowd funding. Solar Cooking does not need any fuel/wood. There is no air pollution. No production of green house gases. I was fascinated by these benefits. Hence, I took up this task.