SunWorks Solar Food Dryer

Eben Fodor - Sunworks

Product description Brand name and 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) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

United States SunWorks offers international shipping, but they cannot guarantee arrival condition. Noted purchases in New Zealand and Zimbabwe

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

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

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

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

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

Goal 2: improve food security and increase nutrition from a larger supply of vegetables all year long.

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

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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