Principle of operation.
Solarkilns dome kiln design makes the most out of daylight hours energy absorption. The dome shape is installed in a North/South alignment providing a large surface area facing the sun's direction from sunrise to sunset. Whenever sunshine is on the kiln, solar energy is being absorbed into the kiln.
The kilns advanced control system works in harmony with day/night cycles and automatically adjusts the operation of the kiln to make the most out of cloudy days where intermittent sunshine is available. In fact, the control system even knows when a cloud blocks out the sun and adjusts to suit as illustrated below.
Patented Solar kiln fundamentals
1. Reversing dryer fans
3. Timber stack or other product
4. Insulation layer
5. Solar collection airflow
6. Solar airflow fans
7. Smart venting
8. Dryer airflow