Solarkilns offer benefits for segments of the Pine drying market.  The incomparable and sheer efficiency of solarkilns delivers large energy and other cost savings even in poor climate environments.  For some products like furniture timber and large section timbers, quality and value advantages are also achievable.

Caption- Pine drying using solarola hybrid kilns in Melbourne winter. Average annual heat energy inputs as low as 1 gj/ M3- less than 20% of that used by conventional drying systems- while drying fast from green sawn 120% mc to 12% in 3-7 days!

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