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President of India receives SolarChill vaccine refrigerators

The SolarChill was conceived as a vaccine cooler for remote areas in developing countries where access to power supplies is difficult. Powered by three 60-watt photovoltaic panels, it stores the energy of the sun in ice instead of batteries. In place of CFCs and other ozone depleting and global warming substances, SolarChill relies on ozone- and climate-friendly hydrocarbon refrigerants.

The SolarChill project bridges health, development and environmental concerns. The project proves that it is possible to bring practical health benefits to people, particularly the rural poor, through simple, cost-effective technologies that also protect the ozone layer and the global climate system.

The following video was taken during the ceremony in which Dr A.P.J. Kalam, President of India received the SolarChill units in the presence of the SolarChill partners, at his residence the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi, 1 November 2006.

Video Clips

SolarChill Vaccine Refrigerator

Dr Kalam
Clip 1: His Excellency Dr A.P.J. Kalam, President of India

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D uration: 3 minute 13 seconds

Clip 2: Mr. Shafkat Kakakhel, UNEP Deputy Executive Director

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D uration: 3 minutes 38 seconds

Clip 3: Mr. Rajendra Shende, Head of UNEP DTIE OzonAction Branch

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D uration: 45 seconds

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Clip 4: President Kalam inspects the SolarChill units

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D uration: 1 minute 51 seconds

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Special thanks to the SolarChill partners: Greenpeace International, WHO, UNICEF, UNEP, GTZ Proklima, PATH and the Danish Technical Institute. Also thanks to Vestfrost and Danfoss.


SolarChill partnership

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