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Solar-Driven Cold Storage Units to Reduce Food Waste

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Abstract

This chapter presents the current situation of food wastage around the globe by comparing developed and developing countries. The research further focuses on India, presenting the state of food wastage and briefly discussing cold storage facilities and problems faced by the cold chain sector. Sustainable off-grid solar cooling technology measures that can be used for cold storage are briefly described. Finally, the chapter discusses how solar cooling technology could be distributed across India to reduce food wastage and, consequently, how that would benefit society and the environment.

Keywords

Food wastage Cold storage Solar cooling System Off-grid solar systems 

Abbreviations

AFP

Advanced flat plate collector

AusAID

Australian Agency for International Development

CPC

Compound parabolic collector

CSIRO

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization

ETC

Evacuated tube collector

FAO

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

FPC

Flat plate collector

MOFPI

Ministry of Food Processing Industries

PTC

Parabolic trough concentrator

TERI

The Energy and Resource Institute

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Global Production Engineering in Solar Technology, TU BerlinBerlinGermany

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