Coolar

The first refrigerator powered by solar heat can revolutionise the supply of pharmaceuticals in the Global South /

Insufficient cooling of life-saving vaccines and pharmaceuticals is an urgent problem for regions with unreliable access to electricity. Precious vaccines are damaged in 75% of all cases, resulting in humanitarian catastrophes and product waste ranging to billions.

The innovative cooling system developed by COOLAR converts the problem into a solution: heat, which usually damages sensitive products such as pharmaceuticals, is transformed into a source of energy for cooling. COOLAR’s innovative refrigerators for vaccines will be introduced first where people need them the most: in the Global South. The start-up is looking for an investment to bring the refrigerator towards serial production and start the sales process in cooperation with experienced partners.