Last edited: 17 May 2018
Malnutrition Matters, in partnership with SolarFlex Inc., has developed an innovative solar fruit and vegetable dryer that has a flexible design and is inexpensive to manufacture. Drying fruits and vegetables with this system is a cost-effective long-term food storage solution that requires no external electricity to operate, and eliminates the need for chemical preservatives. The fruit dryer is powered entirely by the sun and requires minimal operator skill. The ability to dry fruits and vegetables is a crucial element in achieving the long-term food security of many communities, where certain crops may be abundant during harvesting season, the lack or high cost of canning and refrigeration facilities makes these foods unavailable at other times.
[Text borrowed from http://www.malnutrition.org/solarflex]