The project idea addresses the expansion of off-grid solar preservation within East Africa’ s meat markets with an aim to assess whether cold storage facilities for beef and dairy storage is an appropriate, beneficial and financially viable application as a driver of Food security in Livestock value-chains.
Baridi’s entry Business model is Solar Powered Cold rooms targeted at commercial urban meat vendors. The specification of an individual proposed technology includes;
5kWp stand-alone Solar Energy Generation
18kWh Lithium-Ion battery Storage
20ft containerized Cold Storage Facility
Wingu: An Asset Management platform that monitors generation & consumption data
Pay-As-You Store business model with mobile money application (MPesa)
Livestock value chain Research & Publishing
The unit technology has the potential to preserve over 292,000kg of meat annually and generate over Ksh. 82m to meat vendors who would have lost half of heir produce to rot.