Chimney Solar Dryer

UC Davis

The Chimney Solar Dryer is an efficient, low-cost solar dryer that is used to dry fruits and vegetables.

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The Chimney solar dryer is designed by researchers at the University of California, Davis, for fruits and vegetables. The chimney dryer has been designed to provide good drying in hazy or partially cloudy conditions. The device can be manufactured from low-cost materials which can be found locally in the markets and shops around the world.

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UC Davis Horticulture Lab has built the device in the United States, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Tanzania, Bangladesh, Thailand, Guatemala and Honduras.

The device can also be constructed using local materials following this guideline.

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SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 2: Zero hunger

Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy

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Small holder farmers

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