Less than 10 per cent of all perishable foods is estimated to be refrigerated, even though post-harvest losses add up to 30 per cent of food production worldwide. Innovation with decentralized renewable energy (DRE) is essential in Africa and Asia because access and connection to electricity in rural areas, where food is produced, is still poor . Solar energy is harnessed to run these machines.
The units run directly from solar power during the day and stored solar energy (batteries) at night,These units can be used by governments, farmers, military and humanitarian workers. Photo credit: Adelano