Solar Cooling Engineering(SCE) is a spinoff company of the Tropics/Subtropics group of the Insititute of Agricultural Engineering of the University of Hohenheim in Germany. Its mission is to raise awareness on the use of solar energy for refrigeration. Its focus is the agricultural sector of non-industrialized rural areas.

SCE provides technical support to local companies and entrepreneurs for the promotion of local production and cost reduction of small and medium solar cooling systems for food value-chains. Our strategy is the distribution of modular and scalable “cooling units” instead of “cooling systems” as pathway to reduce final system cost while creating specialized jobs locally.

SCE is currently mainly focused in the provision of example systems and trainings.


Solar Cooling Engineering Team

Dr. Victor Torres-Toledo

Founder & CEO

Julian krüger

Research & Development (Freelancer)

Researchers of the University of Hohenheim working in this field

Tropics/Subtropics group of the Institute of Agricultural Engineering of the University of Hohenheim leaded by Prof. Dr. Joachim Müller

Farah mrabet

Doctoral Student

Dairy value chain, willigness to pay, socio-economics and field testing

Ana Salvatierra Rojas

Doctoral Student

Field testing & Value chains

Muaz Bedru

(Addis Ababa University)

Doctoral Student

Solar milk cooling

Dr. Juliet Kariuki

Social Scientist

Gender and social development

Florian Männer

Research assistant

Experimental performance & field assessments

Kilian Blumenthal

MSc. Student
Knowledge management &  field assessments

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