The EcoFrost Micro Cold Storage is the first on-farm solar-powered cold storage in India. The Micro Cold Storage units is a portable cold chain room that accommodates 5-6 metric tonne of produce is small enough for a single farmer. It can be monitored remotely by the team and can be operated via an Android app by the farmer.
Market Suggested Retail Price
Distributors / Implementing Organizations
Dimensions: 20 x 8 x 8 ft Capacity: 5000-6000 kg Pre-cooling in 6 hours: 10-15% Temperature control: 2-10 degree C or 10-20 degree C The unit relies on solar panels of 2.5-3.5KW and stores power using thermal energy rather than conventional batteries and can last for 36 hours in case of cloudy weather.
Provided directly by EcoZen solutions.
Available with manufacturer.
Warranty: 1st year free maintenance, on-site support & warranty on all components. 5 year warranty on the control system battery.
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
The system is said to pre-cool products in 6 hours between 10-15% and maintain humidity control between 80-95%. The backup should last between 24-30 hours.
Vetted Performance Status
Safety precautions must be taken while transporting and installing this system. All wires and electrical components are sealed and do not pose a safety hazard if maintained properly.
Complementary Technical Systems
The product can be monitored and controlled with a mobile app.
Academic Research and References
Melendez, P. et. al. 2017. Extending the Apple Season: Cold Storage in Himachal Pradesh, India [thesis]. [India]: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Compliance with regulations
The device is said to cover its cost in 2 years