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Solar Direct Drive: A Better Choice for Last-Mile Cooling

For health facilities lacking reliable access to electricity, solar direct-drive refrigerators are the most cost-effective option currently available when comparing similarly sized units. This handout provides information about using solar direct-drive refrigerators for vaccine storage, and lists resources and organizations relevant to this technology.

Author: Optimize (PATH, World Health Organization)

Published: 2013

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Also known as: Réfrigérateurs Solaires sans Batterie : Un Meilleur Choix de Refroidissement de Fin de Trajet

Resource types: PATH resource, Fact sheet

Diseases/vaccines: Not disease/vaccine specific

Topics: Cold chain technologies, Supply chain and logistics systems

Regions: Global