Solar Cooking Systems
Cooking food is a necessity of every household. You canít stop cooking, no matter how much concern you have for the preservation of the resources. You canít stop using gas, until and unless you have a better substitute. Solar cooking systems are those alternatives, which will help you to cook food efficiently and conserve the energy resources for the future. Employment of LPG for cooking, leads to the wastage of non-renewable resources. Itís a very dangerous gas as well, since it ignites immediately. If left unopened, gas would spread very rapidly and would set fire to the entire house, in matter of seconds. It just needs a spark to get ignited.
Solar cooking systems are altogether different from conventional gas systems in all its aspects. Solar cooking systems donít work on any kind of gas, so there is no chance of wastage of any resources. They donít operate on the burning of wood either, so there is no chance of deforestation. Solar cooking systems work on solar energy. They just require sunlight to cook food and nothing else. Itís hence clear, that these cooking systems donít cost a single penny to the pocket as they function using the free energy source. Solar cooking systems are very eco-friendly and donít assist in any kind of pollution, global warming or ozone layer depletion, for that matter.
Solar cooking systems are basically solar cookers, solar kettles, solar bowls and hybrid solar grills, that are used to cook food. Solar cooking systems essentially work on a simple rule of converting the light energy into heat energy. Reflective mirrors are used in the solar cookers to converge the sunrays to a single focus point, where they produce heat. At this point the food is kept and hence gets cooked.
Thereís a variety of solar cookers available in the market nowadays. Some of the most popular solar cookers are parabolic cookers, panel cookers and box cookers. Solar kettles are mainly used to boil water using the solar glass tube technology that stores solar energy, and powers the kettle. Hybrid solar grills have moveable grill surface, which has an adjustable parabolic reflector balanced on a tripod. This parabolic reflector reflects the sunrays and converge them to grill food.
All around the globe, solar cooking systems are being promoted because of their various advantages for the environment. Third world countries are endorsing these solar cooking systems because they donít require any gas or electricity for their functioning. Solar cooking systems are an answer to the woes of poverty stricken people living in remote areas, who depend on wood for cooking their food. These people wonít have to go to the forests anymore to gather wood and they wonít even have to get their throats choked due to the fumes coming out of woodís combustion. Solar cooking systems and solar panels are gaining acceptability among the masses due to their utilitarian aspect as well as their contribution to the conservation of the natural resources.