Design Of Solar Powered Onion Preservation Cabinet
Onion known scientifically as Allium cepa is a perishable vegetable used in cooking. The preservation of onions has been a serious challenge for its domestic users, farmers, small scale and large scale business men despite the existence of traditional preservation systems. This calls for this paper that design Solar Powered Onion Preservation Cabinet at the capacity of preserving about 100kg . The design control temperature and humidity that preserves onion for a period of 6- 12 months. The materials to be used for fabrication of the cabinet include aluminum, wood, and solar power generating facilities. The design would be expanded after fabrication and test of the cabinet.
Keywords� Onion, Preservation, Cabinet, Solar energy, Humidity, Temperature, Material, Insulation.