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27. DESIGN MODEL FOR SOLAR PARABOLIC COOKER CONSTRUCTED FROM LOCALLY AVAILABLE MATERIAL by Akinboro F.G, Erusiafe N.E., Alabi A.A., Okeyode I.C., Makinde V, Usikalu M.O. and Adesanya A. O. Volume 51 (May, 2019 Issue)
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DESIGN MODEL FOR SOLAR PARABOLIC COOKER CONSTRUCTED FROM LOCALLY AVAILABLE MATERIAL

Akinboro F.G, Erusiafe N.E., Alabi A.A, Okeyode I.C, Makinde V, Usikalu M.O. and Adesanya A. O.

Department of Physics, Covenant University, Otta, Nigeria

Department of Physics, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.

Department of Physics, University of Lagos.

Abstract

There is a need to reduce the dependence on firewood and biomass energy for cooking because it causes deforestation; by providing other alternative form of energy such as solar energy. Solar energy is an energy from the sun. It is the most abundant source of energy available in nature. It is available freely every day. In this study a solar parabolic cooker was designed from a parabolic dish. This helps to convert sunlight into thermal or heat energy for cooking. A parabolic dish of 90cm diameter was constructed at Covenant University Sango Otta, Ogun state at latitude 6.6718ºN and longitude 3.1581ºE during the month of April, 2018. The results show that the open air temperature varies from 32℃ to 35℃ and the temperature of the cooking pot varies from 30.5℃ to 44℃. It also shows that solar parabolic cooker is a renewable source of energy which is vital for places associated with high temperature.

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