Hands-on SelfChill Training: PV Cool Kenya

Training on the construction of SelfChill solar-powered cooling solutions

Target groups: Solar technicians, cooling technicians, entrepreneurs

Intro: SelfChill is a concept for modular cooling solutions powered by solar. As core components SelfChill Cooling Units are used for the construction of a wide variety of cooling systems. A lot of material for the construction of the systems can be sourced locally.  Therefore the SelfChill concept enables local manufacturers, installers or entrepreneurs to construct cooling systems  locally and adapt the systems according to the needs of the final end-users. SelfChill cooling systems can be small- to medium-scale milk coolers, cold rooms or ice makers.

Training content and overview:
• Introduction to SelfChill concept: Modular cooling solutions powered by solar
• Different construction options for water chillers for ice storage with Hands-on training
• Milk cooling systems
• Cold Room
• Ice Maker
• Remote Monitoring and Control
• Business models

Time table:

  • Thursday, 23.09.2021, 9am – 4pm
  • Friday, 24.09.2021, 9am – 4pm


Strathmore University
Strathmore Energy Research Centre (SERC)
PO Box 59857-00200, Ole Sangale Rd, Madaraka Estate, Nairobi, Kenya

(The training is planned to take place in person with a maximum number of 20 participants. In case of any restrictions due to Covid-19, the training located at Stratmore will be cancelled and an online-training will be offered instead.)

PLEASE NOTE: The Strathmore Energy and Research Centre (SERC) will operate a training on Solar Cooling Technologies on 20.-22.09.2021. All essentials about solar cooling technologies will be trained during that theory training. It is highly recommended that participants of the SelfChill training will attend the Solar Cooling Training in advance! For more information and registration for the Solar Cooling Training please contact: xxx

Registration is open until 31.08.2021 via this online registration form.


You want to take part in the project PV Cool Kenya?

Thanks for your interest in the participation. The final commitments for the trainings and the detailed timetable will be sent at the beginning of September 2021.