Monday, 27 November 2017

ONGC Energy Centre announces the 3rd National Competition 2017, on Design, Development and Demonstration of Solar Chulha, suitable for indoor cooking of Indian food (including frying, baking and chapati making).
OEC invites applications/entries from young students from academic and research institutions, who have ideas on development of a working prototype of Solar Chulha.
Participants are encouraged to involve industry partner for scaling up of the product. 

ONGC Innovation Challenge – Solar Chulha
ONGC is organising a challenge to develop at reasonable cost an effective and versatile solar-powered stove system that
Cooks both at night and during the day,
Can be used for all cooking processes (boiling, steaming, frying),
Is safe and easy to use,
Is built with materials that are available easily and can be disposed of safely,
Can be mass produced to achieve good quality control and economies of scale, and
Can be used independently or in conjunction with some power from the grid.
The deliverables and boundary conditions of the proposed challenge are as follows:

Description of the Solar Chulha Challenge
ONGC invites Entrepreneurs/Scientists/Researchers (as individuals or in groups) with interest in innovation, to participate in the Indigenous Development effort on Design, Development and Demonstration of Solar Chulha, suitable for indoor cooking of Indian food (including frying, baking and chapati making).
1. The broad performance features expected from Solar Chula among other things include:
Solar Chulha should work on solar energy (solar thermal or PV) or any other renewable energy as source of energy which can be easily accessed or made available in any house hold kitchen.
It should be possible to keep the chulha all time inside the kitchen for cooking purposes (including frying, baking and chapati making), similar to traditional commercially available cook stoves which work on LPG or other fuels.
It should be possible to use the Solar chulha on need basis any time during the day/night (24X7) basis.
It should be suitable for built up of materials which are easily available and can be disposed safely and can be mass produced with economies of scale.
It can be used independently or in conjunction with the grid, as the case may be.
The solar chulha must meet safety requirements for use in any house hold.
It should be able to provide sufficient meals for a family of five. During the night time it will work on stored energy with energy storage, having a life of around 2500 cycles. 
2. The estimated cost of the solar chulha along with the energy source preferably not exceed Rs. 10,000/- per unit. ( For a volume of few lac units).

The top three entries selected through this Competition will receive Price of Rs. 10Lakhs, Rs. 5 Lakhs and Rs. 3 Lakh respectively. They may also get an opportunity for further scale up of the Project. Each shortlisted entry will be given a Certificate of Participation for the team.

How to Submit
Interested young students/researchers fulfilling the eligibility criteria can intimate their interest to participate by providing initial information (as per Part A1 & Part A2 of the Annexure of OEC formats) latest by 15th December, 2017 to mentioning subject as Application/Entry for 3 rd National Competition 2017. 
The last date for submission of complete entry (Part B, Part C1 & C2) in OEC formats is 15th May, 2018



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