A Look at MOTHER's Solar Wood-Drying Kiln: Part One

We've come up with this design for a solar-powered wood-drying kiln with the aim of creating seasoned lumber at a fraction of the cost of commercial facilities.

wood drying kiln - exterior and interior view of roof vents
Roof vents allow moisture-laden air to escape. A 12" fan, driven by one 35-watt photovoltaic panel, provides airflow of 350-cubic-foot-per-minute through the distribution plenum.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS Staff