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Table 2

Embodied energy calculations for solar stills

ComponentsEmbodied energy
FSSDSS
MJkWh
Basin 216 60 60 60 
Fourfold slope cover 432 120 120  
Dome slope cover 405 112.5  112.5 
Solar still walls of FSS 407.7 113.25 113.25  
Solar still walls of DSS 400 111.11  111.11 
Basin coating 108 30 30 30 
Total embodied energy (kWh)   323.25 313.61 
ComponentsEmbodied energy
FSSDSS
MJkWh
Basin 216 60 60 60 
Fourfold slope cover 432 120 120  
Dome slope cover 405 112.5  112.5 
Solar still walls of FSS 407.7 113.25 113.25  
Solar still walls of DSS 400 111.11  111.11 
Basin coating 108 30 30 30 
Total embodied energy (kWh)   323.25 313.61 
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