Food & Seed Solar Dryer
This Food & Seed Solar Dryer project was born out of our need to dry seeds to store for the next planting and to dry out our cacao and coffee beans to prepare them for roasting. Pop-up rains and humidity are always a problem for us here in the tropics so we needed to have a design that was well ventilated that included a lid that prevented rain and to keep insects out. We also needed our solar dryer to be mobile in order to catch the sun's rays throughout the short day. We have since used it to dry out herbs and spices and to dry out starches to make flour.