|The test bed for all the components|
You can find the blow-by-blow description of this project on my Hubpages site if you really want to tackle this one. It is both solar passive and active.
You don't need such a big solar panel as pictured here. Anything that can put out a couple of watts will turn the PC fan that circulates the warm air. One of those solar chargers for topping off your car battery would be just fine.
|Duct Tape Girl (Photo credit: Newki)|
In about the same time as our electric food dryer that sucks up 400W, I was able to dry enough tomatoes in this baby to make a homemade pizza sauce.