Solar Conduction Dryer

S4S technologies

The Solar Conduction Dryer (SCD) is a solar powered food dehydrator that uses all three types of heat transfer modes (conduction, convection and radiation) to dry food.

Product description Brand name and product description

The solar conduction dryer (SCD) is a solar powered food dehydrator, that uses all three types of heat transfer modes; conduction, convection and radiation. The product’s business model aims to integrate key stakeholders to create an ecosystem where the SCD creates a business opportunity for dehydrated food commercialization.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

It has been implemented in India, Kenya, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.

Total market size for dehydrated products is $16 billion. Estimated demand for SCD’s in India and Kenya is 3 million dryers.

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

The product is produced in India and distributors are being created in Kenya, also it is distributed through some NGO’s and implementation agencies.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

A 10-12 kg capacity SCD has a $542.76 price in India (converted from Indian Ruppes 6/23/2017) and the cost outside India is $640. For a 100 kg capacity SCD the price in India is $4342.13 and outside India $5,120. These prices do not include transportation and duties. Interview with representative

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Large-scale commercial dehydrators and other traditional methods for food preservation. For example SunWorks solar food dryerGoSol Sol5 Oven, Kinosol Orenda food dehydrator.

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

Goal 2: Aims at achieving food security by reducing food wastage.

Goal 1: Aims at reducing poverty by creating additional income for its users.

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

The product is intended for individual women and small farm holders.

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