ONTARIO, Calif. — Aldelano Corp. has announced its Solar ColdBox™, an industrial-grade, portable, solar-powered cold storage mini-warehouse that provides refrigeration, freezing capacity, water, ice, and a renewable auxiliary power source, designed for developing nations. The company said all these functions can be done with virtually no operating costs.
According to figures from the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), up to 40 percent of food produced in the developing world is wasted before it reaches the market, resulting in a loss of 1.3 billion tons of food with a value of more than $1 trillion. Most of that waste occurs because of inadequate storage and refrigeration equipment in places that lack a reliable infrastructure.
Al Hollingsworth, founder of Aldelano Corp. and an expert in the refrigerated food supply chain, said, “We are offering an alternative to the infrastructure, a way to generate power, refrigeration, and safe drinking water almost anywhere, at any time.”
Equipped with its optional Solar WaterMaker™, the company said each Solar ColdBox can produce up to 50 gallons of clean, drinkable water per day by extracting moisture from the air.
Aldelano also noted that the Solar ColdBox is not just a solution for the developing world. The technology can also be utilized by military and mining base camps, hospitals and clinics, relief organizations, warehouses, and the agricultural and grocery industries. Besides the benefits of savings in operating costs and flexibility in terms of location, the refrigeration unit provides a solar backup in case of problems with the power grid.
For more information, visit www.solarcoldbox.com.
Publication date: 10/13/2015