Dairy farmers to benefit from solar-powered coolers
Friday February 24 2017
A solar-powered milk cooler. Farmers in western Kenya, who are not connected to the national grid are being supplied with the coolers to minimise losses. PHOTO | RACHEL KIBUI
German university carrying out trials of the new solar-powered milk cooling system with optimised animal feeding at Sam Malanga Co-operative Society in Siaya County in western Kenya and the Sidi Bouzid region in central Tunisia, to adapt it to local conditions.
Cooling retains milk quality and ensures premium prices.
The University of Hohenheim cooling system comprises solar panels linked to a control panel and batteries for freezer with an ice maker. Storage of ice blocks enables the system to run in low solar radiation and high ambient temperatures.