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Solar Concentrated Heating System at the Ramakrishna Mission’s Students’ Home in Chennai, Tamil Nadu | by UNDP in India
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Solar Concentrated Heating System at the Ramakrishna Mission’s Students’ Home in Chennai, Tamil Nadu

ARUN®100, a solar energy-based steam generator, installed on the grounds of the Ramakrishna Mission Home is designed to capture the maximum heat from the sun and use it to continuously turn water into steam. This steam is piped to an accumulator and finally used in the kitchen. The accumulator is a key innovation here, allowing for unused steam to be stored in a large insulated storage tank as high pressured hot water. The project is supported by UNDP and Government of India to encourage wider spread of the technology, which has proved immensely popular in community cooking. In the past two years, the rate of installation of such solar concentrated heating systems has more than doubled. Over the next three years, the project aims to install 45,000 square metres of concentrated solar technology-based systems across India, saving 39,200 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions and 3.15 million litres of fuel oil each year. [Photo: Prashanth Vishwanathan/UNDP India]

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Taken on September 22, 2014