Hybrid Solar Dryer is used to dry food materials such as fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices, mushroom, cray fish etc. using generated heat from either solar radiation and/or external heater as well as forced convection from blower and extractor..
This Hybrid Solar Dryer is designed and fabricated to generate heat from dual sources, i.e. Solar Radiation (Sunlight) and DC heater powered on photovoltaic module.
Hybrid solar dryer improves drying efficiency and drying rate. It complements drying when sun is not sufficient. Hybrid solar dryer ranks best where flexibility, timeliness and food material nutrients, taste, colour, essential oil and other inherent properties are of importance.