The Solar Bowl

The Auroville Solar Kitchen is a collective kitchen for the Auroville community

In the morning at 9 am the solar bowl is put into operation, converting water pumped into its receiver directly into steam. The solar steam is mixed with the steam of the kitchen's diesel fired boiler which is started daily at 8 am. Both the solar steam and the diesel steam work together to cook most of the lunch for the solar kitchen.

The diesel boiler is stronger and contributes ¾ of the steam required during the morning, while the solar steam accounts for ¼ .

But at 11 am or so, the diesel boiler is turned off on sunny days, and the remaining cooking and the production of all hot water for cleaning up all the kitchen vessels is all done only by the solar bowl steam.

For several reasons, the Solar Bowl may be visited ONLY in special cases and with prior appointment - Not otherwise.  

Contact  solarkitchen@auroville.org.in