The biggest advantage of solar cold storage is to reduce the dependency on electric supply and diesel. Solar cold storage manufacturers use a high technology to build a solar cold storage which reduces the maintenance cost.
We have designed a pioneering and innovative micro Cold Storage- a solar powered cold storage system. In India alone, 10 million tons of cold storage capacity is required to prevent the over 30% wastage of perishable produce. The current facilities are accessible only to the big farmers/middlemen who hoard when supplies peak, leading to huge price fluctuations. The bottom of the pyramid (BOP) i.e. the small farmer loses out, as they have to sell their produce at very low prices right after harvest.
The product primarily designed for the rural segment serves their needs ideally, as it does not depend on grid electricity and after a 2-year breakeven, leads to over 40% increase in their profits. This innovative product can be suitably adapted for local conditions across the world.