Solar ice machines for fresh fish

14 Sep 2022

Authors: International Climate Initiative
Authoring Organisations: Asia Clean Energy Partners
Region/Location: Indonesia

The solar ice machine utilises a photovoltaic system integrated with a conventional icemaker. With optimal solar insolation, the machine produces a tonne of ice blocks every day. The solar ice machine operates independently of external electrical or diesel power, even in the most remote regions of the archipelago. It also does not need large battery storage, which makes it more flexible and ensures the catch can be cooled as soon as it has been brought ashore. Compared with a diesel-powered icemaker, the solar ice machine saves 40 tonnes of CO2 and 14,000 litres of diesel per year, while also cutting operating costs by around 30 percent.

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