Off-grid Aldelano Solar ColdBox™ Provides Water From the Air
A remarkable innovation with the capacity to erase food losses. The American-made Aldelano Solar ColdBox™ is an industrial-grade, portable, solar powered cold storage mini-warehouse with refrigeration, freezing capabilities and auxiliary power.
By: Aldelano Corp
A remarkable innovation has emerged with the capacity to erase those food losses. The American-made Aldelano Solar ColdBox™ is an industrial-grade, portable, solar powered cold storage mini-warehouse that offers not only refrigeration and freezing capacity, but also water, ice production, and a completely renewable auxiliary power source, all by harnessing the power of the sun. Even better news is all this can be done with virtually no operating costs.
Dylan Daniels, JD, MS, CGBP, former policy analyst and international economist with the USDA and current international trade specialist with International Trade Administration believes the Aldelano Solar ColdBox™ will play a vital role in helping those without power, clean water or refrigeration capabilities.
“With this technology, the Aldelano Corporation has made it easier to provide cold chain storage to parts of the world not currently supported by modern day infrastructure or that have suffered from catastrophic natural or manmade disasters. Rural communities in underdeveloped locations will now have a quick solution to effective food storage, allowing for greater amounts of their food to make it to market. Since agriculture is a primary source of livelihood for families in these communities, the Aldelano Solar ColdBox™ will play a critical role in improving their overall standard of living. This is the type of product that makes my job in export assistance rewarding.”
Former NASA and USAF consultant J. Douglas Sterrett PH.D. and current professor of engineering at the University of Tennessee at Martin adds, “As a member of the engineering team for the Aldelano Solar ColdBox™, I have been a part of the project since its inception all the way through the testing phase. The technical challenges were intriguing on a professional level, but the humanitarian aspect excited me the most. The Aldelano Solar ColdBox™ has the potential to impact the quality of life for many, many people.”
Each year, India suffers losses up to £4.4 billion in fruit and vegetables due to the absence of effective refrigeration solutions. Despite being the world’s largest banana producer, it holds just 0.3% of the global banana market. Less than 4% of India’s fresh produce is transported by cold chain, compared to more than 90% in the UK. The Aldelano Solar ColdBox™ provides a solution that can drastically reduce this type of loss.
Equipped with the optional Aldelano Solar WaterMaker™, each Aldelano Solar ColdBox™ can also produce up to 50 gallons of clean, drinkable water per day by extracting moisture from the air. This feature is a true lifesaver. Illnesses caused by unsafe drinking water claim the lives of 1 out of every 5 children under age 5 each year, worldwide. Aldelano’s groundbreaking technology couldn’t be timelier. UNESCO estimates that by 2025, almost 2 billion people will be living in countries or regions with absolute water scarcity.
The Aldelano Solar ColdBox™ is not just a solution for the developing world. The technology is also an ideal fit for military and mining base camps, hospitals and clinics, relief organizations, warehouses, and the agricultural and grocery industries. Besides the benefit of drastic savings in operating costs and total flexibility in terms of location, the Aldelano Solar ColdBox™ offers peace of mind. The vulnerability of the U.S. power grid is well-documented. Forward-thinking leaders will see the value in acquiring a solar safety net.
Patent and copyright attorney Frank M. Scutch has had the opportunity to see the Aldelano Solar ColdBox™ first hand. “This is truly a remarkable product that will be able to help disadvantaged people around the world. So much of my job is spent behind a desk, so having the opportunity to personally witness the Solar ColdBox™ in action really impacted me. Clean water from thin air. Cold air in 90+ degrees. This thing really works!”