The Solar Kiln drying process
Timber is dried in Solar Kilns at 50-60 degrees celsius, bringing overall moisture content from 20% to 10.5%. The use of Solar Kilns results in a highly stable finished product, as the process is run over a period of approximately one month, whereas conventional methods which are performed over a period of one week. Water heated by solar panels is pumped throughout the enclosure, creating a stable drying environment in terms of both temperature and humidity. Solar Kilns are operated by highly experienced technicians who carefully monitor temperatures, humidity and moisture content which all vary between species.