Solar PolarProviding a simple, effective and affordable terrace heating alternative to gas and electrical devices.
In developed countries we place gas heaters outside bars and restaurants to heat customers and at the same time throw hundreds of tonnes of CO2 unnecessarily into the atmosphere.
In developing countries, almost 50% of food grown rots before it reaches the table through lack of electricity at the farm to refrigerate the crops during harvest.
The heating created by Solar Polar serves two purposes;
1) To eliminate the massive carbon emissions from current patio heaters
2) To establish Solar Polar in a commercial position where the commercialisation of the cooling technology becomes possible.
Solar Polar Limited received £20,000 in the first round of funding to develop their Solar Terrace Heater demonstrator project.
Solar Polar plans to use the grants to develop full-size demonstrator units in order to present to potential buyers and take to mass-market.
The commercialisation of the heaters is the first step in the process that will generate sufficient funds to commercialise the much bigger solar cooling market.
The company is already contributing to the wider Peterborough economy by arranging most of the parts and assemblies locally, and they plan to base themselves within Peterborough once full manufacturing is underway.