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Many health facilities in remote areas operate without grid electricity, have unreliable electricity, or find that using electricity is too costly. In these settings, solar energy is a promising solution for powering the storage and transportation of vaccines and heat‐sensitive drugs at controlled temperatures. Project Optimize, a collaboration between the World Health Organization and PATH, has been working with public and private partners on several solar technologies tailored to the following local electrical power conditions: unavailable or unreliable power, intermittent power, and reliable power.

Corporate author(s): PATH, World Health Organization

Publication date: July 2012

Available materials

English

Harnessing Solar Energy for Health Needs

260 KB PDF

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French

Harnessing Solar Energy for Health Needs [French]

159 KB PDF

Also known as: Exploiter l'Énergie Solaire Pour les Besoins de Santé

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Region: Global

See also:

Vaccines and immunizationMiscellaneous

Health technologiesVaccine delivery

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