The aim for the project is to assess some of the key assumptions around the potential for solar electric cooking as an option for poor households. The overall objective for this study is to give a sense of the likely price evolution of a PV-battery cooker over the next 15 years, and how that compares to traditional cooking with purchased fuels such as LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) or charcoal, with commentary on the sensitivities to different variables.
This is the final report of the study and should be read in conjunction with the overall project synthesis report for the broader context of the work. It includes the system characterisation and parameterization; an outline literature review, identifying key sources, the data used and brief commentary; a brief description of the spreadsheet model of cooking costs for the PV-battery and conventional systems; tables and graphs of results for the costings and the sensitivity analysis, with commentary; and identification of key future research questions.
This report has been produced by Centre for Environmental Strategy, University of Surrey, for Evidence on Demand with the assistance of the UK Department for International Development (DFID) contracted through the Climate, Environment, Infrastructure and Livelihoods Professional Evidence and Applied Knowledge Services (CEIL PEAKS) programme, jointly managed by DAI (which incorporates HTSPE Limited) and IMC Worldwide Limited.
Leach, M.; Oduro, R. Preliminary design and analysis of a proposed solar and battery electric cooking concept: costs and pricing. Evidence on Demand, UK (2015) iii + 51 pp. [DOI: 10.12774/eod_cr.november2015.leachm]