Street vendors face challenges in preserving ice cream due to its quick melting in the summer heat, resulting in financial losses for them. In response to this issue, students from Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology (MPUAT) have innovatively created a solar-powered ice cream cart, offering a practical solution that proves advantageous for street vendors.
A solar-powered cart equipped with a 500-watt solar panel and a 16-hour battery backup ensures that ice cream remains preserved even during the night. The fridge maintains a temperature as low as -20 degrees Celsius, preventing melting even in intense heat. Users of this innovative system will experience relief from daily expenses. Developed by the university, the cost of this solution is Rs 98,000/-.
Professor Dr. N.L. Panwar, from the Department of Renewable Energy Engineering at the university, has disclosed the development of a solar-powered ice cream cart under the NewGen IEDC (New Generation Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre). This initiative is expected to enhance the economic profitability of street vendors and empower economically disadvantaged individuals through the technology developed at the institute.
Source: Rajasthan Patrika