Microcontroller PIC 16F877A standard based on solar cooker using PV-evacuated tubes with an extension of heat integrated energy system

Prabu, Arulraj Simon and Chithambaram, Venkatesan and Bennet, Maria Anto and Shanmugan, Sengottaiyan and Pruncu, Catalin Iulian and Lamberti, Luciano and Elsheikh, Ammar Hamed and Panchal, Hitesh and Janarthanan, Balasundaram (2021) Microcontroller PIC 16F877A standard based on solar cooker using PV-evacuated tubes with an extension of heat integrated energy system. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. ISSN 1614-7499 (https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-596799/v1)

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Abstract

The unavailability of sunlight during nighttime and cloudy weather condition has limited the usage of solar cookers throughout the day. This study will attempt to engineer a solar cooker with PV (photovoltaic panel), evacuated tubes with CPC reflectors, battery, and charge controller using the microcontroller PIC 16F877A. A mathematical model is developed to predict the electrical power (E p) required during cloudy weather condition and nighttime as well as the temperatures occurring at different parts of the cooker. The proposed model is validated against experimental observations gathered for one of the typical working days of the system. The cooker is tested for various cooking loads to find the cooking time, and it is proven that the proposed cooker can be utilized over 24/7 without interruption.

ORCID iDs

Prabu, Arulraj Simon, Chithambaram, Venkatesan, Bennet, Maria Anto, Shanmugan, Sengottaiyan, Pruncu, Catalin Iulian ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4926-2189, Lamberti, Luciano, Elsheikh, Ammar Hamed, Panchal, Hitesh and Janarthanan, Balasundaram;