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Helping farmers in food processing through solar drying cabinets - GreenUpdates
The Solar Dryer Cabinet, developed by Hyderabad-based NGO SEED, is a solar energy based dryer developed for agricultural and food products.
Solar thermal based drying for agricultural produce.
The Direct Solar Cabinet Driers made by the organization SEED are used to dry fruits, vegetables & food items in moderate drying temperatures (45–55°C).
Reducing and minimizing wastage of fruits and vegetables through a cost effective and sustainable drying process
NABARD Award for Rural Innovations 2012 for Solar Food Processing and Dryers
Over 1000 rural women, youth and self-help groups have been trained on the solar cabinet dryers at the SEED offices in Hyderabad and its rural training center in Tholkatta village
SEED office is located at:
SEED Solar cabinet dryers details and specifications : Prof. M Ramakrishna Rao and Mr G Harikrishna discuss a success story of solar cabinet dryers developed by SEED that achieved a milestone by recording the highest temperature in Leh, Ladakh region of Jammu & Kashmir. In this way, these solar dryers are most suitable for drying apricots and tomatoes to increase their shelf life and to add value to the products.
A Review of Solar Drying for Agricultural Produce : A detailed design and performance review of solar drying technology and available solar drying solutions. From Journal of Food Processing & Technology
Concise Review of Solar Drying Technologies : A concise and useful review of the available solar drying technologies
Solar Drying - Fundamentals, Innovations & Applications : A detailed e-book with expert chapters on all aspects of solar drying. Will be useful to those keen on knowing the technical background to design solar drying solutions
Municipal Solar Sludge Drying in New Zealand : And just in case you thought solar dryers were only for the poor and developing countries...
SEED Training Programs : SEED conducts regular training programs on solar drying and related areas. Contact the relevant person through their web site to know more
Solar Dryer Parabola - Video : A detailed video of a large solar dryer built in Vietnam. Works on the principles of greenhouse drying for agricultural products such as bananas, tomatoes, chili, coffee, cocoa, spices and herbs, etc. The video also shows how it feels to be inside the solar dryer, so you can get a feeling of being there, feeling it!
Forced Circulation Solar Dryer in Punjab : A case study of an efficient solar dryer used in the Jalandhar district of Punjab