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Modified-Solar Energy Proposal (1)(1)

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Modified-Solar Energy Proposal (1)(1)

  1. 1. To model and design an optimized solar energy transport system for Cooking Systems
  2. 2. Table of Contents Introduction..................................................................................................................................... 1 Rationale of the study ................................................................................................................. 2 Research Aims & Objectives ...................................................................................................... 2 Research Questions..................................................................................................................... 2 Proposed research methodology ................................................................................................. 3 Limitations .................................................................................................................................. 3 Time Scale................................................................................................................................... 3 References....................................................................................................................................... 5
  3. 3. 1 Introduction Solar energy refers to the energy generated from the sun which is used to power equipments for personal and business use. The use of solar energy for human use was discovered centuries ago, but its usage is still limited in the present time where demand for energy is ever increasing. The confined usage of solar power may due its availability in the daytime and requirement of heavy equipments for transfer of power (Attia, 2012). The growing energy needs and demands in the present context as well as increasing environmental concerns have forced to look for alternative sources of energy. The process of availing power is very simple and that is through the sun. It has been estimated that sun creates power through a thermonuclear process that converts about 650,000,000 tons of hydrogen to helium in every second. This process generates heat and electromagnetic radiation (Baggaley, 2015). The heat remains in the sun and is used in maintaining the thermonuclear reaction. The sun produces the electromagnetic radiation in the form of visible lights. A small portion of total radiation reaches to the earth. There are multiple uses of solar energy in human life. The most important usage is growing of trees and plants and vegetations for human consumption. The sun rays are consumed by human skin to produce Vitamin D. Solar power can be used to cook food, power machineries, water pumps, vehicles and much more (González-Pardo, 2013). The use of solar power is infinite and its usage is totally clean and renewable. Despite its well known usage by the human beings, the solar power is still not fully utilized. The major reason could be its availability in the daytime. The requirement of energy in human life for various purposes is unlimited, whereas the availability of solar power is confined. This study aims to identify other reasons and find out ways through solar power can be fully utilized and consumed (Nandwani, 2006). In addition to this, importance of solar power to light multiple areas of human life will be also being focused.
  4. 4. 2 Rationale of the study The purpose of this study is to identity the ways through which solar energy can be fully optimized and its use can be maximized. In the modern times where need and demand for energy is increasing on daily basis, it becomes important that alternative sources of energies are identified and their uses should begin (Nandwani, 2006). The research project will aim to propose a system through which solar energy can be easily transported to the kitchens for cooking. Research Aims & Objectives The aim of this research paper is to determine ways of optimizing solar power and design a system for transporting solar energy to the kitchens. The main objective of the study is to propose a system for transferring heat from sun to the cooking load in the kitchen Research Questions The researcher will answer the following questions to achieve the aims and objectives of the research -  How can the transportation of solar energy be optimised using an efficient energy transport mechanism?  To investigate and propose a design of an efficient heat transport system?  What is the role of heat exchanger, flow measurement and monitoring and control system in developing an optimised solar power energy transport system?
  5. 5. 3 Proposed research methodology The research project on solar energy will be carried out in systematic format through preparation of research methodology. The two important part of the study are explained in brief - Data collection Solar energy is well known topic despite its limited uses. Taking into account the aims and objectives, it has been decided to collect information from multiple sources to analyze its limited uses. Thus data from both primary and secondary sources will be obtained. In order to collect primary data, questionnaire survey method will be used which consists of both open and close ended questions (González-Pardo, 2013). Secondary data sources involve internet research and books, journals and earlier case study. Data analysis Based on the methods of data collection and aim of the study, qualitative techniques will be used to study the results and conclude the findings. This technique enables the researcher to understand the limited use of solar power and determine ways through which it can be used in various areas of human life (Baggaley, 2015). Limitations The research topic is new for the researcher and is also time bound. It is possible that certain limitations and issues may affect the project work. It is expected that data collection and analysis present some issues as there are limited uses of solar energy in both household and business areas. There is also probability that the researcher will find difficulty in collecting information from the residents due to limited knowledge and awareness about the solar energy (Attia, 2012). Despite these issues, the researcher will ensure that aims and objectives of the study will be met through ethical means. Time Scale The research project is part of academic study which allows limited time to prepare and present to the instructor. It is thus important that all activities of the project must be listed down to track the progress of the work. Given the limited time, the researcher will carry out important tasks on priority basis to allow enough time for preparation and presentation. Majority of time will be allocated for data analysis and conclusion and recommendations. Following is provided the breakdown of the project details -
  6. 6. 4 Table 1: Timeline of Research Study Task Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Research Proposal Aims and Objectives Introduction Literature Review Research Methodology Questionnaire Designing Primary Information Collection Secondary Information Collection Data Analysis and Findings Presentation of Findings Recommendation and Conclusions Submission Review and corrections Final Submission
  7. 7. 5 REFERENCES Attia, A., 2012. Thermal analysis for system uses solar energy as a pressure source for reverse osmosis (RO) water desalination. Solar Energy. 86(9). pp.2486-2493. Baggaley, S., 2015. Innovative uses for solar inverters. Renewable Energy Focus. 16(3). pp.44- 45. González-Pardo, A., et.al., 2013. Optical performance of vertical heliostat fields integrated in building façades for concentrating solar energy uses. Solar Energy. 97. pp.447-459. Nandwani, S., 2006. Uses of solar energy in Costa Rica. Renewable Energy. 31(5). pp.689-701.

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