Using Solar-Powered Refrigeration for Vaccine Storage Where Other Sources of Reliable Electricity are Inadequate or Costly

Large areas of many developing countries have no grid electricity, which is a serious challenge that threatens the continuity of the vaccine cold chain. This article, published in Vaccine, highlights some lessons learned with solar-powered refrigeration, and discusses some critical factors for successful introduction of solar units into immunization programs in the future.

Author(s): McCarney S, Robertson J, Arnaud J, Lorenson K, Lloyd J

Published: 2013

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    Citation: McCarney S, Robertson J, Arnaud J, Lorenson K, Lloyd J. Using Solar-Powered Refrigeration for Vaccine Storage Where Other Sources of Reliable Electricity are Inadequate or Costly. Vaccine. 2013;31(51):6050-6057.