Solar Cooling Engineering GmbH (SCE) is a spinoff company of the Institute of Agricultural Engineering of the University of Hohenheim in Germany. Its mission is to raise awareness on the use of solar energy for refrigeration with focus on low GWP refrigerants, thermal storage and sustainable insulation materials. SCE provides technical support to institutions form the private and public sector promoting the local production as pathway to reduce final system cost and create specialized jobs. In this line, SCE has developed the SelfChill Approach for the commercialization of modular cooling solutions within an strong cooperation with its distributor Phaesun GmbH.

Solar Cooling Engineering Team

Research and Field Trials 

Expert on agricultural Value Chains

PhD Student (NSPRI)

Cold Rooms Design 

Msc. Student  R&D

Former members of the Solar Cooling Team

Research & Development Ice-Makers


Manuel Willhaus

Research & Development Cold Rooms

(Msc. Student and Freelancer)


Doctoral Student (University of Hohenheim and University Rovira i Virgilli, Spain)

Development and testing of solar milk cooling systems

Florian Männer

Research assistant from June 2017 until September 2019 

Experimental performance testing, field assessments and trainings

Kilian Blumenthal

MSc. Student from June 2018 until December 2019
Knowledge management, field assessments and trainings