SunWorks Solar Food Dryer

Eben Fodor - Sunworks

last updated 5 days ago


Product description

Compact, portable, 2 tray solar dryer completely powered by solar energy with a weatherproof design for a long life of regular use.

Target region(s)
New Zealand, North America, Zimbabwe
Distributors/implementing organizations

Similar convection/radiation tray type cabinet models have been implemented by NGOs, but no verification yet on whether SunWorks product itself has been [deployed through other organizations] ( “”). It is currently available online as a ready-to-assemble kit from SunWorks.

Market suggested retail price

[$349] ( “”) USD (Within the U.S., entire kit, complete and ready to assemble with instructions)

[Additional $100 – $200] ( “”) USD for international orders.

[Instructional books:] ( “”) The end user can also build this SFD from plans provided in “A Mother Earth News Wiser Living Series” book by Eben Fodor titled, “The Solar Food Dryer: How to Make and Use Your Own Low-Cost, High Performance, Sun-Powered Food Dehydrator” available on from $8.52 – $12.77 or at New Society Publishers’ [website] ( “”) for $14.95.

Competitive landscape

Alvan Blanch SD22-(X) solar drier, Hanging Food Pantrie – Solar Food Dehydrator,

SDG targeted

[Goal 2:]( “”) improve food security and [increase nutrition] ( “”) from a larger supply of vegetables all year long.

Target user(s)

[DIY consumers and sustainable living enthusiasts] ( “”) primarily in the North American market. Two cases on the website also reference users in Zimbabwe and New Zealand.

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