India is one of the few countries with long sunny days and plenty of sunshine, especially in our region. At the same time, hot weather and high solar intensity also leads to faster spoilage of our fruits, vegetables, flowers, dairy products, refreshments like chocolates and aromatic condiments. It so happens that the time when availability of solar energy is abundant, is precisely when our concern for possible spoilage of these valuable commodities is the highest!
As we all know, Solar thermal energy is being used in India for heating water for both industrial and domestic purposes. Conversion to electricity through the Photo Voltaic (PV) route has many practical applications such as:
Solar energy is being harnessed for all these applications because of the shortage of availability of electrical power from the grid and of the need to make our world more sustainable.
SolerCool™ tops the list in its relevance to our needs of today.
In this unique concept, solar energy is used to meet the electricity requirements to run its refrigeration system. Through its Solar Photovoltaic (SPV) cells, solar radiation gets converted into DC electricity which drives the cooling system (the compressor and the air supply fan) directly. Surplus generation of DC power is used to charge a bank of batteries forming part of the system. The controller regulates the captured electrical energy to be used as it is and directs the surplus to be stored in the battery. This stored electrical energy then can be used at night. This way, in parts of the year when intensity of solar radiation is high, solar energy is easily harnessed so that our scarce energy sources are not overburdened.
SolerCool™ has designed and developed a first to market answer to the problem of fresh fruits and vegetables spoiling due to lack of refrigeration at the farm level in developing countries.
SOLERCOOL™ IS THE NEED OF TODAY.
We, at SolerCool™, provide an innovative solution to this nationwide problem by offering solar powered refrigerated storage space to farmers anywhere. Additional potential markets for the ColdShed are users of traditional cold storage units in retail outlets and hospitality. These users may prefer a solar powered option over the high cost of electricity consumed in traditional systems.