This Model Business Case (MBC) analyses the financial viability of a provider of solar cold storage solutions in Uganda, considering a hypothetical launch of a business (the Company) providing containerized solar-powered cold storage units of (3) metric tones (MT) capacity to cooperatives of fruit and vegetable farmers in the country.1 The cold storage solutions are provided under two different scenarios:

  • outright cash purchase/direct ownership, whereby the farmer cooperative pays the Company in full upfront for the system; and
  • Pay-As-You-Store (PAYS), whereby the farmers pay a daily or monthly fee to the Company to store produce in the container.
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