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Solar Green House Dryer (GHD)

A sustainable solution for mitigation of post-harvest losses in agro-commodities

October 2019
Gallery Solar Green House Dryer (GHD) 1
Gallery Solar Green House Dryer (GHD) 1


A solar greenhouse dryer (GHD) based business ecosystem for efficient and sustainable dehydration of agro-products.

The GHD based ecosystem is an efficient, decentralized, cost-effective and sustainable solution for reduction of post-harvest losses in agricultural commodities, reducing wastage of farm produce through dehydration. The core of the efficiency of Solar GHD unit is derived from polycarbonate raisins that are converted into UV coated sheets to construct a parabolic shaped greenhouse dryer. The business model of the GHD Ecosystem is created on the foundation of a consortium approach, solution marketing and market linkage for different agro-commodities with a special focus on exports to realize improved earning capabilities for small and marginal farmers. It contributes towards Government of India’s mission of ‘doubling farmers’ income by 2022’

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Label Date October 24, 2019
From Germany
Maturity stage Medium and large scale commercialization
Looking For Partners ; Funding

The environmental benefits

  • Completely powed by the sun
  • Decentralized processing unit, thus reducing cost & carbon emissions associated with the logistics of fragile, heavy & bulky wet agro-produce
  • No agro-product wastage

The Financial benefits

  • Small and marginal farmers can earn a net profit of higher double digit percentage points (weighted annual average per kilogram of agricultural produce across locations)

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Covestro AG

To make the world a brighter place.

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Headquarters 51373 Leverkusen, Germany
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