Food and water insecurity are among the biggest crises facing the global community and next month Al Hollingsworth, the Christian founder of Aldelano Corporation, will unveil a solution called the Aldelano Solar ColdBox which promises to produce gallons of drinking water from the air daily, store perishable food and generate power.
The Solar ColdBox, which is being heralded as "breakthrough technology," is "an industrial-grade portable, solar-powered cold storage mini-warehouse that provides not only refrigeration and freezing capacity, but also water and ice production along with a completely renewable auxiliary power source," according to a release from the company.
It will be formally introduced to the public during the annaul leadership conference called Gathering of Eagles hosted by Hollingsworth and his wife, Hattie, at the Alhatti Christian Resort & Retreat Center in California next month. A number of local missions pastors and representatives from humanitarian and nonprofit agencies are expected to attend.
Hollingsworth, who's an expert in the refrigerated food supply industry, said he was inspired to invest in the technology after seeing young children and families suffer from hunger and starvation.
"The time has come to answer the cries of the people, and that takes more than just feeding them, because the lack of food is a symptom of a larger problem — the missing or unreliable infrastructure," said Hollingsworth in a statment about the product. "We are offering an alternative to the infrastructure, a way to generate power, refrigeration, and safe drinking water almost anywhere, at any time."
According to World Wildlife, some 1.1 billion people worldwide lack access to water, and a total of 2.7 billion find water scarce for at least one month of the year.
An optional Aldelano Solar WaterMaker that comes with the Solar ColdBox can produce up to 50 gallons of clean, drinkable water per day by extracting moisture from the air.
Pointing to data showing that some 40 percent of the developing world's food supply is wasted because of the lack of cold storage, Hollingsworth said the Solar ColdBox will be a game changer.
"On a national and a local scale, what separates the 'haves' from the 'have nots' is often their access to dependable infrastructure — electricity, clean water, refrigeration. The Aldelano Solar ColdBox was created as an alternative to this missing or unreliable infrastructure that cripples communities in the developing world," said Hollingsworth.
He noted, however, that it's not just a product for the developing world but is also useful for military and mining base camps, hospitals and clinics, relief organizations, warehouses, and the agricultural and grocery industries.
"We believe our product will not only provide convenience and cost savings to industry, but will ultimately save lives," added Hollingsworth. "Organizations that face the daily loss of life due to inadequate food supplies or poor medical facilities now have the opportunity to bring hope to others more than ever before."
Hollingsworth, who is known as a business leader, international speaker, minister and author says his passion is to help others succeed in the visions, dreams, and ideas God gives them.
He previosuly told "The 700 Club" that he first received direction for his life from God after he was knocked out during a college football game.
"I was knocked unconscious and was out, I'm told, for about 10 minutes," he said of the incident. "I am very clear of a voice that spoke to me that I would be a successful businessman for God's glory. That began to change my life."
Watch Al Hollingsworth's testimony below: