IOC unveils indoor solar cook top Surya Nutan

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Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has unveiled its patented indigenous solar cook top, "Surya Nutan".

  • It is a patented product designed and developed by IndianOil's R&D Centre, Faridabad.

  • Surya Nutan will help drastically reduce India's CO2 emissions and protect our citizens from the uncertainty of high international fossil fuel prices.

  • The product was showcased at the residence of Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Hardeep Puri.

  • About Surya Nutan -

  • Surya Nutan is an indoor solar cooking system installed at one location, rechargeable and always connected to the kitchen.

  • Surya Nutan operates in hybrid mode, which means it can run on both solar and auxiliary power sources simultaneously. The solar cook top's insulation design minimises radiative and conductive heat loss.

  • Surya Nutan's insulation design minimises radiation and conductive heat loss.

  • Surya Nutan is available in three different models: Surya Nutan's premium model (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner) can cook a complete meal for a family of four.

  • Surya Nutan is a modular system and can be designed in different sizes as per the requirement.

  • The starting cost of the product is Rs 12,000 for the base model and Rs 23,000 for the top model. However, costs are expected to come down significantly with economies of scale.

  • Presently, pilot projects are being conducted at around 60 locations like Leh (Ladakh) to explore various operational and commercial aspects related to its application.


  • About Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) -

  • Indian Oil Corporation Limited is the largest integrated oil refining and marketing public sector company of the Government of India.

  • Indian Oil has been accorded Maharatna status by the government.

  • Establishment- 1959

  • Headquarters- New Delhi, India

  • President- Shrikant Madhav Vaidya

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