Check this project hybrid infrared solar dehydrator on kickstarter.
I created an hybrid food dehydrator that is highly efficient only uses 45 watts and use a solar panel needs a need window to ventilate the food.
My purpose was to create a indoor version that uses a solar panel to ventilate the food in the dehydrator.
Also i realize by some support of the electrical grid to power an infrared bulb that will provide heat for the system.
I have an official announcement. I just finish a Solar Hybrid Dehydrator.
Uses the solar power to make ventilation work.
And uses a 50 watts that is controlled by a simple Arduino that on/offs the thermal infrared light that heats the system son you can dehydrate day/night.
The main purpose is to use low energy from the electrical grid. And be as efficient as possible.
All ventilation necessities is covered by a solar panel i build.
Check the official project at: