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ColdHubs / Reducing food spoilage

ColdHubs are 100% solar-powered walk-in cold rooms installed in farm clusters and outdoor markets for smallholder farmers, retailers, and wholesalers, to store and preserve fresh fruits, vegetables and other perishable foods 24/7, extending their shelf life from 2 days to 21 days. Each Hub is made:

Cold room: a 10 feet length, 10 feet width, and 7 feet height, contains approximately 3 tons of food.

Refrigeration unit: HFC free, energy-efficient block refrigeration unit with temperature adjustable -15 -5° Celsius.

Solar power: provided by rooftop solar panels generating 5.5kw/h, connected to a set of deep-cycle, long-lasting batteries.

Client / Manufacturer

ColdHubs Ltd

ColdHubs Ltd
Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria

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ColdHubs Ltd

ColdHubs Ltd
Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria