Solar Cooking

Solar thermal cooking systems are efficient and hygienic for industrial/institutional canteens, religious places, community centers, etc. Volatile fuel costs and environmental concerns have compelled us to look for off grid solar energy generation, which is cleaner and more sustainable.

Several organisations in India are successfully using solar thermal energy for cooking and industrial applications. Clique Solar, India’s first solar boiler company, recently installed an innovative solar cooking system at Akshardham temple in New Delhi.

ARUN ® solar boiler can assist in cooking food on a mass scale, occupying less space & providing efficient output at the same time. As ARUN ® solar boiler can deliver temperatures as high as 300°C (thermic oil), it can be used in frying or baking chapatis, that require higher temperatures of around 250 °C


Per meal intake

Thermal energy required for cooking

Cooking temperature required

Rice, Dal, Veg

Rice – 100gm Dal – 50gm Vegetable – 50gm (dry weight)

85-90 kcal / meal



25gm per chapatti, 2 chapaties per meal

~50kcal / chapatti, OR 100kcal / meal


Hot water, milk, etc

200ml equivalent

50 kcal / day



1 ARUN® 160 solar boiler can provide steam for cooking around 7000-7500 meals per day, whereas 1 ARUN® 100 solar boiler can cook up to 4500 meals per day.

The ARUN solar cooking system provides an eco-friendly solution to the increasing energy demands of a community kitchen. Since the basic cooking arrangement remains unaltered with energy input coming from the sun, the need for a standby cooking facility does not arise.

Clique Solar has received developmental support from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and I.I.T. Bombay for its ARUN Solar Boiler Technology