Solar drying facilities

In many countries of the world, the use of solar thermal systems in the agricultural area to conserve vegetables, fruits, coffee, tobacco, cereals and other crops has shown to be practical, economical and the responsible approach environmentally.  Solar heating systems to dry food and other crops can improve the quality of the product, while reducing wasted produce and traditional fuels – thus improving the quality of life, however the availability of good information is lacking in many of the countries where solar food processing systems are most needed.

“Drying is an excellent way to preserve food.”  Actually, solar food drying is one of the oldest agricultural techniques related to food preservation, but every year, millions of dollars worth of gross national product are lost through spoilage.  Reasons include, ignorance about preservation of produce, inadequate transportation systems during the harvest season (mostly climate related), and the low price the rural farmer receives for products during the harvest season.

Drying of crops can change this trend and is useful in most areas of the world, especially those without a high humidity during the harvesting season.  If drying of produce were widely implemented, significant savings to farmers would be achieved.  These savings could help strengthen the economic situation of numerous farmers.  Unfortunately many of the areas that could benefit from solar drying technology lack adequate information related to how to employ this technology and which technology to use under specific conditions.  Many of the latest developments in solar drying technology, as well as significant achievements through applying this body of knowledge are not available to farmers in developing countries.  However Danishagroconnect® & Unimex Engineering Denmark are coming up with this modern technology. We design and construct customized solar drying facilities/houses according to our clients financial capability and needs.