Solar Cooling Engineering receives funding from the Efficiency for Access (EforA) coalition for the development of key components for a better access to refrigeration in the agri-food sector

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Solar Cooling Engineering has been awarded through the Efficiency for Access Research and Development (R&D) Fund from UK Aid and IKEA Foundation for the development of key cooling components that can be built locally by small-scale farmers, entrepreneurs or local companies. This reduces costs and allows the cooling systems to be adapted to the individual’s needs, value chains and local context.

Our objectives are highly inspired by the challenges we have faced in the past by piloting cooling systems in the field. The main aim is the development and commercialization of components suitable for:

– Customisable systems that are easily to adapt to the end user‘s needs.

– Key components plug & play to facilitate the rapid creation of first prototypes or replace easily in case of malfunction.

– High reliability and performance through intelligent controls and remote monitoring for maintenance.

– Optional PAYG, which allows to reach a bigger market, where high investment costs or loans are not accessible

– A competitive price, duty free in most countries and unbeatable low transport cost.

– Final Systems commercialized under own brand name of our partners.

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About Efficiency for Access Research and Development fund:

The Efficiency for Access (EforA) Coalition, with anchor funding from UK Aid, is investing in Research and Development (R&D) projects that are focused on improving appliances in off-and weak-grid environments. The Efficiency for Access Research and Development Fund is particularly interested in projects which lead to the acceleration of availability, affordability, efficiency and performance of a range of Low Energy Inclusive Appliances that are particularly suited to developing country contexts and promote social inclusion.

The Efficiency for Access Research and Development fund is provided by UK Aid and the IKEA Foundation.