Agrisolar Clearinghouse Icon

Design, Construction and Testing of a Hybrid Photovoltaic (PV) Solar Dryer

This report describes the design and construction of a solar photovoltaic food dryer. The hybrid solar-energy dryer uses PV panels to power the heating element coil and charging battery which includes a storage energy system used to study drying behavior. Solar-powered dryers could be effective technologies to use in future agrisolar operations that include grain or other crops.