SunDanzer Does Pilot at Egerton Univesity

Published: Apr. 28, 2015

In 2013,
SunDanzer
(United States) received a Powering Agriculture award for the
Early Adoption/Distribution (Stage 4) of
Solar Photovoltaic
solutions for
Cold Storage
in the production of
Dairy
in
Kenya

About Powering Agriculture

Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development supports the development and deployment of clean energy innovations that increase agriculture productivity and stimulate low carbon economic growth in the agriculture sector of developing countries to help end extreme poverty and extreme hunger.

Eighty-five percent of Kenya’s 800,000+ dairy farms do not have access to refrigerated storage and transportation. SunDanzer has developed a small-scale, clean energy portable cooling system tailored for use in the Kenyan dairy market. It aims to increase dairy farm productivity and income by significantly decreasing milk spoilage. Today, SunDanzer is running field testing Egerton University in Kenya in order to collect technical data and refine the product for local conditions.

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This informative workshop will highlight the latest innovations in renewable, on- and off-grid cold chain storage solutions. Topics will include innovations in point of production cold chain technology and strategies for dissemination and financing of solar cold chain solutions for East Africa.

Apr. 18, 2016

PAEGC visited seven installations in Kenya that use SunDanzer’s solar-powered chest refrigerator as a reliable way to cool milk and reduce milk spoilage. This has already led to a 20 percent increase in production, resulting in additional income for farmers.