Print Email Facebook Twitter A hot plate solar cooker with electricity generation-Combining a parabolic trough mirror with a sidney tube and heat pipe Title A hot plate solar cooker with electricity generation-Combining a parabolic trough mirror with a sidney tube and heat pipe Author Kaasjager, A.D.J. Moeys, G.P.G. Publication year 2012 Abstract Solar cookers supply clean and sustainable energy for cooking and so limit the use of wood or charcoal. A new type of solar cooker is developed with a hot plate. The hot plate offers comfortable access to the food under preparation. The hot plate opens up the opportunity to generate small amounts of electricity with the help of a thermo electric generator (TEG). The cooker uses a parabolic trough mirror, a Sidney Tube and a heat pipe to transport energy to the hot plate. The energy losses in the conversion steps and so the effectiveness of the whole system are verified with experiments. A comparison of the Tube Solar Cooker with a conventional parabolic solar cookers shows that the new solar cooker outperforms the state of the art on several aspects. The hot plate provides easy access to the pot without the risk of exposure to intense radiation. The high temperature of the hot plate increases the number of cooking techniques compared to conventional solar cookers. The avoidance of heat loss at elevated temperatures of the system is an important issue for further improvement. © 2012 IEEE. Subject Fluid Mechanics Chemistry & EnergeticsRMC - Responsive Materials & CoatingTS - Technical SciencesHigh Tech Systems & MaterialsElectronicsIndustrial Innovationsolar cooker; TEG; heat pipe; Sidney Tube; hot plateElevated temperatureHigh temperatureHot platesParabolic troughSolar cookersState of the artSustainable energyTransport energyCharcoalElectric generatorsEnergy dissipationHeat pipesMirrorsSolar energyTubes (components)Solar equipment To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:2b6a3bf7-3f76-4f23-8451-5e28c2891e1a TNO identifier 470033 ISBN 9780769548494 Source 2nd IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, GHTC 2012, 21-24 October 2012, Seattle, WA, USA, 6-11 Article number 6387105 Bibliographical note Sponsors: IEEE Seattle Section; IEEE Region 6; IEEE Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.