New Delhi: World`s largest solar steam system
has been installed at Sri Sai Baba Sansthan, Shirdi in
Maharshtra, an official release said.
The solar steam system, which was recently inaugurated by
New and Renewable Energy Minister Farooq Abdullah, has been
designed for cooking food for devotees visiting the Sai
temple, according to the release.
By installing the solar powered cooker, at a cost of Rs
1.33 crore, the organiser can cook food for 20,000 people per
day incurring cheaper cost on fuel.
The Centre has granted a subsidy of Rs 58.40 lakh so that
Sri Sai Baba Sansthanan can save every year one lakh kg of
LPG, estimated to cost Rs 20,00,000.
Some of the other large solar steam cooking systems
installed include one at Mount Abu in Rajasthan for 10,000
people per day, Tirupathi in Andhra Pradesh for 15,000 people
The steam system at Shirdi generates about 3,500 kg of
steam every day. The system will generate steam for cooking
even in the absence of electricity to run the feed water pump
for circulating water in the system.