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Redesigning S4S’ Solar Conduction Dryer to Further Empower Rural Farmers in India

Recently Factor[e] and portfolio company S4S Technologies took on the challenge of redesigning their patented solar conduction dryer technology. The goal was to reduce production cost, simplify the manufacturing and assembly processes and add functionality to the technology in preparation for a substantial increase in production. A solar conduction dryer (or SCD) is a solar-powered food dehydrator using natural conduction as a primary heat transfer mode and secondary modes of convection and radiation to reduce moisture content within agri-produce. This allows farmers to preserve their produce without any added preservatives for up to a year, all ...