Rajendra Shende invents solar vaccine cooler


Resurgence of polio in parts of India could be attributed to faulty storage of vaccines, but an Indian scientist has invented a solar vaccine cooler for use in rural parts where electricity is in short supply.

SolarChill, a vaccine cooler developed by Rajendra Shende under the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), promises to be viable eco-friendly solution which replaces the lead batteries and the ozone depleting chloro-fluro-carbons used in conventional refrigerators.

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