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Prototype 2 Retrofit

Currently, Prototype 2 is being retrofitted to add additional solar panels using a wing concept, increase the ability to cool 24/7, and maintain temperatures through days of overcast weather.

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Launched Prototype #1

Veggie Rescue activated their first prototype for a mobile solar cooler to serve the Pilgrim Terrace Senior Community and refrigerate their CSA tower garden and community garden veggies.

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Received Food System Resilience Grant

Veggie Rescue was awarded $25,000 by SBCFAN’s Food System Resilience Grant program to build a second mobile solar refrigeration unit and launch field trials in various locations throughout Santa Barbara County.

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Started Build of Prototype #2

The design was refined to increase the reliability of refrigeration and to create a template for future units. This second iteration is built on a 12-foot trailer and powered by the sun. A plug-in option was added so that the…

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Launched Prototype #2

Having more refrigeration capacity enables Veggie Rescue to increase access to healthy foods, reduce more food waste, and raise awareness about renewable energy.

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