Household refrigerationFor hot, humid climates refrigeration helps preserve perishable foods and keeps drugs at the required temperature. In many developing countries household refrigeration is far beyond the reach of households. However in countries like South Africa where supermarkets and infrastructure exist access to a refrigerator or freezer will reduce trips to supermarkets as well as reduce the overall cost of food.
Refrigerators for Health CentresRefrigerators are also mandatory for community health centres and hospitals that need to preserve essential vaccines. Traditional refrigeration techniques in developing countries involve the use of kerosene, bottled gas, LPG or paraffin powered refrigerators. All of these methods however require extensive maintenance and supply of spare parts as well as being costly as fuel is constantly needs to be topped up. Reliability is crucial where vaccines and medication are concerned and so a reliable appliance and power supply are essential. Alongside the health concerns LPG, kerosene and paraffin all emit high levels of greenhouse gasses that contribute to climate change.
Solar Power for Refrigeration