|Name of Technology||Forced circulation solar dryer (cabinet type)|
|Application/ use||For drying of agro-produce with hot air temperature up to 70 oC|
|Estimated Economic benefit from Technology||Compared to electrical or PNG based dryer cost of drying is ~ 30 & 40 % less.
Drying with solar system alone: 3.1 years;
Drying with solar -biomass hybrid system: 2.5 years
|Number of users benefitted||04|
Solar -biomass hybrid drying system
|• Indirect type drying – retain nutrients and color in dried product as no direct sunlight (UV) exposure
• Forced flow of air and “direct contact with product” for faster drying
• Suitable for drying all perishable product
• Scalable to desired capacity based on material to be dried
• Environment friendly green technology
• After integration with biomass combustion or biogas fired air heater can be operated continuously for 24 hrs.