Karfunkle, M. (2018). Safeguarding the Cold Chain with Solar Power. U.S Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response.
While solar panels alone can’t power a larger facility, small facilities like health posts can run entirely on solar power with batteries, and many critical systems in a larger facility like a clinic or hospital can run independently from the facility’s power lines as modular, electrically isolated systems. This presentation explains the "cold chain" process in healthcare, illustrates the requirements of a solar vaccine refrigerator, and shows users how to use NASA data to calculate insolation (amount of solar energy per unit area per day that hits an area).