Solar Fridge Developer OBP Honoree
Emily Cummins recently became an Oslo Business for Peace Honouree for the work she has done developing a solar refrigerator that was originally devised by Mohammed Bah Abba with his pot-in-pot refrigerator. Her fridge can be made of cardboard and recycled metal with organic material such as soil or sand placed between the chambers that is soaked in water. The sun warms the material, the water evaporates and the temperature is reduced to 43º, a process that is similar to the way that your body does when it sweats.
The fridge is already being used in various African countries like Namibia, South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe. The 23 year-old is the first female and only European to be so honored by the jury of Nobel Prize winners.
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Posted by Sheila Franklin at November 1, 2010 11:40 AM