woodchips - 100 % solar
Get a better burning quality and avoid mould with the help of SolarAir drying
In order to receive a high quality and ecologically correct fuel for wood firing, fresh woodchips and shredded waste wood should be freed from undesired mould. For health reasons the development of fungus-spores and mould in the warehouse has to be stopped. For this purpose a solar ventilation drying which doesn't pollute the ecobalance of the fuel is ideal.
The company Mendler Holzverarbeitung (wood processing) from Heidenheim in Germany realized this solution when building their new hall for wood chips. In each of three silo fields 1.000 m³ (35314.6 cft) of wood chips are getting dryed by under-floor drying. On the metal roof there have been installed 75 m³
The SolarAir technique is especially suitable for drying processes. Due to direct heating of the ventilation air inside the collector heat loss during the transmission is avoided and so high efficiency is achieved. Even very huge collector dimensions are easy to realize without getting technical difficulties. Air collectors don't freeze, leak or ablate. So an undisturbed operation even after a period of stoppage and under extreme conditions is assured. Tough materials guarantee that the collectors work perfectly even after decades and that they reliably harvest from the sun. Apart from the filter changing once a year SolarAir installations are completely maintenance free.