Appropriate Technology Solar Powered Refrigerator

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Appropriate Technology Solar Powered Refrigerator
Description A solar refrigerator directly uses the sun's heat to run the refrigeration process and can have many uses.
Keywords Solar, sun, appropriate technology collaborative, solar powered refigerator, technology
Uses Storing vaccines
Authors Chris Watkins
Published 2010-06-12
Countries of design United States
Materials steel
charcoal and ethanol or methanol
biofuels
Sustainable Development Goals SDG09 Industry innovation and infrastructure
SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities
SDG17 Partnerships for the goals
Documentation data
Language English
Manifest data
Language English
Updated 2020-07-05
Author Megan Moore
Author affiliation Appropedia
Author email info@appropedia.org

A solar refrigerator has been developed by the Appropriate Technology Collaborative (ATC). The purpose is for storing vaccines, but it could easily be used for other purposes.

It does not use electricity, but directly uses the sun's heat to run its refrigeration process.

It has "no moving parts that need maintenance" and it can also run on biofuels. It is made out of simple, widely-available materials: steel, charcoal and ethanol or methanol. Being a simple technology, it can be made locally.

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