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Solar Freeze

Solar Freeze provides solar-powered refrigerators that reduce food waste while increasing income for smallholder farmers.

Founded: 2016 by Dysmus Kisilu

  • Program Area

    Environment, Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development
  • Location of Impact

    Kenya
  • Headquarters Location

    Nairobi, Kenya
  • Product Platforms

    Hardware
  • Budget

    $0 to $500,000
  • Founder Demographics

    Racial or Ethnicity Minority

In much of the developing world, postharvest losses are as high as 80%, and the cold storage chain is virtually non‐existent due to the high cost of equipment and spotty electricity. Because fresh produce can perish in a matter of days under ambient temperatures, temperature control alone can extend the shelf life by weeks or even months.

That is why Solar Freeze is pioneering mobile cold storage units powered by renewable energy for rural smallholder farmers to help reduce the huge challenge of post-harvest loss in much of the developing world.