The SunstorePowerpanXLM is a solar/bio-char hybrid, combined cooking and electricity generating appliance, designed to be the world's most cost effective and net zero carbon, feeding station. It uses a modular, inverted, PMMA Fresnel lens array, to concentrate up to 1.4kW of insolation on a series of evacuated dwarf solar absorber tubes. This energy is delivered by latent transfer, into an insulated 30 litre cooking pan, using high efficiency heat pipes. Six solar cycles per day are possible (when used in tandem with a solar pre-heat insulated serving counter) processing 600 x 330gram standard UN food portions. The unit incorporates a bio-char fire-bed that allows it to operate during monsoon and at night, co-generating electricity using ceramic plated thermo-electric diodes.
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
- solar thermo-electric cooking appliance
- Sunstore Powerpan