Planning of a solar oven with heat storage
Planning, simulation and building of a solar oven that overcomes the problem of functioning only during the day when the sunlight is available. The project includes the building of a heat storage made of bricks and sand on the rooftop, which will store the heat during the day and will allow the use of the oven during the night. A layer of clay insulates the oven to trap the heat and prevent people from burning.
Fresnel lens on the roof channel solar radiations to maximize heat storage inside a black hole, designed to maximize the area of heat exchange. The small amount of rainwater that can enter the oven is going to evaporate quickly.
PROJECT LEADERS: Lorenzo Granato, Giacomo Rossi
SIT COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP: SITMilano
PROJECT TYPE: Research and innovation project
MAIN BENEFICIARIES: Poor populations living in warm areas of the world that have scarce access to clean energy sources to cook food and to sanitize water.
AREAS: Environment & Energy, Design
PARTNERS AND SPONSORS: Eppela, Postepay