Tuesday, August 4, 2009
VIDEO - World's Biggest Solar Steam System at Shirdi, Maharashtra
New Delhi (PTI): World's largest solar steam system has been installed at Sri Sai Baba Sansthan, Shirdi in Maharshtra, an official release said on Sunday.
The solar steam system, which was recently inaugurated by New and Renewable Energy Minister Farooq Abdullah, has been designed for cooking food for devotees visiting the Sai temple, according to the release.
By installing the solar powered cooker, at a cost of Rs 1.33 crore, the organiser can cook food for 20,000 people per day incurring cheaper cost on fuel.
The Centre has granted a subsidy of Rs 58.40 lakh so that Sri Sai Baba Sansthanan can save every year one lakh kg of LPG, estimated to cost Rs 20,00,000.
Some of the other large solar steam cooking systems installed include one at Mount Abu in Rajasthan for 10,000 people per day, Tirupathi in Andhra Pradesh for 15,000 people a day.
The steam system at Shirdi generates about 3,500 kg of steam every day. The system will generate steam for cooking even in the absence of electricity to run the feed water pump for circulating water in the system.
Posted by Deepa H at 5:12 PM