Miele Solar Dryer Unveiled
Last year, Miele produced a SmartGrid-ready washer and dryer. These clever appliances could connect online to determine when the rates are cheapest to turn on after getting a preset time period. So how does the company top that? They come up with what they call the planet's first solar dryer. Teaming with solar tech company Sovis, the dryer gets its juice from rooftop collectors, which transfer to a storage tank. After being piped into the appliance, the cool air returns to the tank to be reheated.
The tank itself can be heated by other sources and can be used to supply hot water to other appliances. Miele says the dryer, which was introduced at this year's IFA in Berlin, will be public-ready next year. Until that time, we will have to be content to use that other solar dryer, the clothesline.
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Posted by Sheila Franklin at September 12, 2011 11:35 AM