Preliminary economic appraisal of solar air heating system used for drying of agricultural products

V.K. Sharma, A. Colangelo, G. Spagna, F. Pistocchi

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This paper is in continuation of the earlier research paper on an indirect type solar fruit and vegetable dryer [1]. The main objective of the present article is to discuss a preliminary economic analysis for the system reported above. It has been observed that the most significant economic parameters in the lifecycle costing analysis of the system are the payback period and internal rate of return. In addition, initial investment, fuel price, interest on fuel price, etc. are other important and most influential parameters on the system economics. © 1994.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105 - 110
Number of pages6
JournalEnergy Conversion and Management
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1994


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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