Experimental Prototype of a Solar Fish Dryer
Fishing has been a major economic activity in the Maldives. Small families used to be engaged in fisheries, but the number has been in decline due to many factors. This paper is about an experimental prototype design of a “solar fish dryer” that will use the solar energy of the sun and overcomes the challenges faced to small fisheries businesses. The prototype managed to achieve the temperature range used in other similar fish drying projects (58°C), but did not achieve the targeted temperature range of 60-90°C. This is possible to achieve with some upgrades to the solar fish dryer.
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