From New Energy magazine:
For the community living in Nicaragua’s isolated Monkey Point, a three hour boat trip from the nearest hospital (or ten-hour walk if the sea is too rough), renewable energy doesn’t just light homes and power businesses, it can save lives.
The article goes on to highlight the refrigeration system blueEnergy recently installed in Monkey Point:
In this remote location without grid connection, the solar power system is the only way to provide power for a fridge/freezer which can store children’s vaccines, HIV tests, insulin and snake antivenom at World Health Organisation standard. The solar panels also provide power for lighting – essential for safe treatment and childbirth at night in the clinic, as well as powering appliances such as a nebuliser.
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