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1. (WO2011152855) SOLAR GRAIN DRYING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Pub. No.:    WO/2011/152855    International Application No.:    PCT/US2011/000862
Publication Date: Dec 8, 2011 International Filing Date: May 16, 2011
IPC: F26B 19/00
Applicants: LEGACY DESIGN, LLC
THOMPSON, Barry, R.
Inventors: THOMPSON, Barry, R.
Title: SOLAR GRAIN DRYING SYSTEM AND METHOD
Abstract:
The invention includes an apparatus, system, and method for the drying of particulate agricultural matter, especially particulate crops, such grains. The present invention provides a crop particulate (i.e., grain) drying system utilizing solar energy to heat a heat transfer fluid or solution within concomitant forced-air and radiant heat systems which pass heated air through a crop particulate material contained within a conventional crop silo or bin. Electricity demand may be met through utilization of solar photovoltaic panels backed up by connection to an external power source (i.e. power utility).