Solar Powered Communal Refrigeration

Tree_Sea.mals Ltd.

This system provides solar-powered refrigeration for post-slaughter meat storage for pastoralists.

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Product description Brand name and product description

The Solar Powered Communal Refrigeration system plans to provide up to 1600 kg/day of cold storage for pastoralists through an array of solar panels. The product was designed by Tree_Sea.mals and is currently in the low-fidelity prototype stage. The designers plan to offer two different size refrigeration storage units, ~6 m and  ~12 m. Currently based in Kenya, the organization anticipates product expansion to Ethiopia, Rwanda, and Zimbabwe.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

The current focus for distribution is in Kenya, but the organization anticipates product expansion to Ethiopia, Rwanda, and Botswana.

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

Tree_Sea.mals plans to partner with local NGOs such as Wings of Empowering Pastoralists to build awareness before distributing the product directly to consumers.Interview with Representative in 2020

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

~0.01 USD/kg/day of storage Converted on May 2020

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Primary competitors in Africa are FreshBox and ColdHubs although both products are focused on preserving fruits and vegetables, not meat. Globally, eNow‘s Rayfrigeration trucks provide cold storage and transportation of meat directly to buyers.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Livestock markets

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