Last edited: 27 April 2020
Atul Sagade lives in Pandharpur, Maharashtra, India. He is founder director of Solar Energy Research Laboratory, Pandharpur and also affiliated with the Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi, India. He has been involved in research and teaching in solar cookers since 2010. He has conducted several awareness and training programs on solar cookers along with entrepreneurial workshops.
He and his colleagues have conducted several awareness and training programs on solar cookers along with entrepreneurial workshops at a self-owned, state-of-the-art test facility for solar thermal and renewable heating research work.
Atul has been invited to participate as a solar expert for International Energy Agency workshops on a roadmap for solar heating and cooling in Germany, China, Australia, and is also the member of editorial boards and is ar eviewer for prestigious international journals on energy.
Below are links to his recent research work published in Solar Energy Journal (Elsevier). These works describe the rating/grading of solar cookers of different designs using a single thermal performance parameter Cooker Opto-Thermal Ratio. Papers on two different techniques are listed below:
- November 2019: Experimental determination of the thermal performance of a solar box cooker with a modified cooking pot - Atul Sagade
- Sagade, A.A., Samdarshi, S.K., Lahkar, P.J., Ensuring the Completion of Solar Cooking Process under Unexpected Reduction in Solar Irradiance, Solar Energy (Elsevier) 179, 2 February 2019, Pages 286-297.
- Atul A.Sagade; S.K.Samdarshi; P.S.Panja, Experimental determination of effective concentration ratio for solar box cookers using thermal tests - Solar Energy, Volume 159, 1 January 2018, Pages 984-991
- Atul A.Sagade; S.K.Samdarshi; P.S.Panja, Enabling rating of intermediate temperature solar cookers using different working fluids as test loads and its validation through a design change - Solar Energy, Volume 171, 1 September 2018, Pages 354-365;