The wholesaler, system integrator and ARE Member Phaesun wins the Energy Globe Award 2017 with its innovative milk cooling system.

The Energy Globe Award, with 178 participating countries and attracting more than 2,000 project submissions, is the one of the most prestigious environmental award in the world. The aim of this award is to raise global awareness of renewable energy or emission-free energy.

This year, Phaesun submitted a project based on a solar powered milk cooling system in Kenya. The system gave farmers the opportunity to cool milk, prevent bacterial growth and in the end earn more money.

The main problem in Kenya is the high temperatures that favour bacterial growth, leading to huge losses in milk yield. The milk cooling system was designed by Phaesun together with the University of Hohenheim and GIZ. The system has been designed in such a way that it would be easy to handle, affordable and require minimum maintenance.

Above all, the jury that evaluated the project saw the social and economic impact of the project. The system improved significantly hygiene in food production, as well as, health. Furthermore, the system also had a positive impact on local agriculture. The complete jury verdict and project details can be found on the Energy Globe Awards page: