A 20-foot or 40-foot container with a plug-and-play PV system mounted on the roof makes up the Cryosolar solution. It has 180 mm thick insulation and storage space ranging from 10 to 35 cubic meters with shelves.

Valorem, a French renewable energy company, has unveiled a self-contained cold room that runs entirely on the photovoltaic energy.

A 20-foot or 40-foot container with a plug-and-play PV system mounted on the roof is used in the Cryosolar solution. It has 180 mm of insulation and storage space ranging from 10 to 35 cubic meters with shelves.

In times of crisis, such as natural disasters or health crises, the mobile cold room is recommended for the storage of sensitive products such as agro-food, medical products, and vaccines, particularly in remote areas.

“In addition to its environmental benefits, cryosolar allows for the revitalization of territories, as well as the promotion of local economies and rural economic development,” Valorem said.

In cooperation with the Senegalese Ministry of Fisheries and the National Agency for Renewable Energies, two Cryosolar rooms were built on fishing docks in Senegal this year. A cold room for the protection of fish and seafood was constructed on the island of Désirade in Guadeloupe, thanks to support from the French overseas region and Ademe, the French climate and energy management agency.

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