Renewable Energy Development in Africa

Proceedings of the African Energy Programme Conference, 25–29 March 1985, Mauritius, Volume 2

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Field Test of a Two Ton Capacity Maize Solar Dryer

The design and field testing of a two ton capacity maize solar dryer are described. Successful drying was achieved but natural convection reduced the energy efficiency. It is concluded that the seasonal short-term utilisation of the dryer does not justify the financial investment.


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