Grekkon Limited is the largest supplier of natural solar dryers for agricultural products in east Africa. Our natural solar dryers design is according to the product, location, and drying volume per session. This solar drying machine is fixed or portable as the user needs it
Components of our solar dryer
- Light UV treated translucent polythene paper
- Heavy UV treated geomembrane
- Steel bars galvanized with food-grade aluminum or zinc
- UV treated heavy gauge netting
Our solar dryers for fruits and vegetables have shelves at different levels depending on the volume or weight of food crops to dry per session.
Pros and cons of a solar dryer
- Speed of drying. Food dries four to five times faster.
- Quality. As the sun’s UV rays do not get into direct contact with the drying food, its, color, taste, scent, and nutritional value is unaffected
- Cleanliness. The food is free from dust, sand, or other external contaminants
- No pests. Insect, bird, or mammalian pests have no access to food in the dryer, so no attack occurs
- It is more expensive to build and maintain than open-air drying
Natural solar dryers FAQs
I. What are solar dryer prices in Kenya by Grekkon Limited?
We price according to size. The table below illustrates some sample design pricing
|Solar Dryer Size||Drying Capacity||Price of Solar Dryer|
|1.5m x 1.5m x 1.5m||40-50kgs||KES 60,000|
|2m x 2m x 2m||50-90kgs||KES 65,000|
|2m x 3m x 2m||80-100kgs||KES 85,000|
|2m x 4m x 2m||90-110kgs||KES 90,000|
|2m x 5m x 2m||100-130kgs||KES 110,000|
|L X W x H|
II. How does a vegetable dryer work?
They allow in diffused heat from the top and the sides, which heats up the air coming in from the air inlet. This hot air will exit with moisture in the air outlet.
- Anti-drip management
Our UV treated polythene cover has anti-drip properties so water droplets do not form on it. It prevents dripping on the drying food which is a precursor for fungal development.
III. What does a solar dryer do?
Grekkon Limited’s solar dryers reduce the moisture content to less than 3% in these products;
- Plantation crops; coffee, rice, cassava
- Vegetables; tomato, onion, garlic, brassicas, hot peppers
- Cereals; sorghum, and millet
- Herbs; moringa, mint, rosemary
- Oil crops; groundnuts, sunflower, macadamia, cashew nuts
- Others; mushrooms, fish, beef, mutton
IV. How do you dry vegetables with solar?
- Wash the vegetables to remove all dirt
- Ensure there are no insect pests present
- Remove any diseased parts or produce
- Cut or grind them into smaller pieces to increase the drying surface area
- Place them in the solar dryer holding trays
V. What is the most popular use of solar dryers?
To dry fruits and vegetables