Team Greentech AM
Team Greentech AM Lab from IIT BHU published a research paper on building a portable, affordable, solar cooker that is suitable for Indian environmental conditions. To ensure that the benefits of the research reach the community, the team continued with product development and enrolled on the I-NCUBATE program to take it to market. The team aspired to see their cooker in rural homes that are still dependent on Chulhas, or the traditional Indian cooking stoves.
However, interviews revealed that such homes could not afford the solar cooker. The team was disappointed with the learning as their product was developed for the benefit of the rural poor. With guidance from the GDC mentor and instructors, the team was able to refocus on a fresh segment – mass cooking centres such as community kitchens, orphanages, religious centres, and charities. As the feeding capacities of charities decline with the increase in LPG costs, Team Greentech AM Lab believes its solution could benefit the underprivileged.