Solar food drying is the healthy, sustainable way to preserve high-quality, locally grown foods. Food drying has become very popular in recent years, with electric food dryers now available in almost every department store. But instead of using costly electricity for the job, you can easily build yourself a dehydrator that uses the power of the sun to dry your food.
The Solar Food Dryer describes how to use solar energy to preserve your summer's harvest. With your own solar-powered food dryer, you can quickly and efficiently dry all your extra garden veggies, fruits and herbs to keep their goodness all year long - with free sunshine! Solar food dryers perform amazingly well under a wide range of conditions, working effectively in almost any climate where you can grow fruits and vegetables. As a bonus, solar food drying is a great way to learn about solar energy and to experience the incredible power of the sun - as well as being a great deal of fun!
- complete step-by-step plans for building a high-performance, low-cost solar food dryer from readily available materials
- solar energy design concepts
- food drying tips and recipes
- resources, references, solar charts and more
Highly illustrated with both photographs and helpful design and construction plans. 122 pages.
By Eben Fodor