Solar Dryer and Solar Air Heater
Thai Solar Power
Solar Energy Consulting
The goal of industrial solar technology is to save costs by reducing electricity and fossil fuel consumption. In most applications the solar air collector is used to heat or pre-heat air for drying or humidification applications. Processes, where solar drying technology can be used include various industrial sectors. Such as: Wood drying, Ceramic and Mosaic drying, tire & rubber manufacturing, textile drying, metal finishing, pharmaceuticals, tobacco humidification, food production etc...
Drying is an important post-harvesting process for various fruits and spices such as:
agricultural products is not only aimed at food
preservation but also at modification of tastes and textures of
the products. The drying process increases the market value of the product.
In most cases the market value of solar dried products is even higher
because the product helps to protect the environment by using renewable
energy. The product becomes an environmentally friendly product and can be
advertised in particular (green labeling). This can open new markets especially for export.
1. Solar tunnel dryer
2. Greenhouse dryer
3. Roof integrated solar air heater
4.Solar Wood dryer
Read more about solar drying
Solar drying systems must be properly designed in order to meet particular drying requirements of specific products and to give satisfactory performance. Designers have to investigate the basic parameters such as dimensions, temperature, relative humidity, airflow rate and the characteristics of products to be dried. The simulation of solar drying is essential to optimize the parameters of solar drying systems. The Solar Dryer uses simulation tools which allow to design the system in a professional way (more about simulation). By using the simulation tools, it can be assured that the dryer achieves the required performance and that the system is most economical.
We have the equipment and experience to measure properties of the drier and the product (such as dry mass, moister content, radiation, specific heat, air-velocity, etc..).
Finance solar dryer projects in Thailand
Currently, there is no subsidy for solar dryer in Thailand. However, there are soft loans available from the following banks which participate in the Government Revolving Loan Fund.
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