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Northern Arizona Wind & Sun: Detailed information, with supplier guides, provided out of the USA. PO Box 125, Tolleson, AZ 85353 -or- 2725 E Lakin Dr, #2, Flagstaff AZ 86004. By toll free phone (USA only): 888 881 6464; (Phoenix, Arizona) 800 383 0195 (Flagstaff, Arizona) 602 877 2317 or 520 526 8017; By Fax +1 602 872 9215 or +1 520 527 0729;

Jade Mountain Inc. provide some good, detailed information on refrigerators and freezers, with FAQ secction. See: http://www.jade-mtn.com ; 717 Poplar Ave., Boulder, CO 80304, USA, P.O. Box 4616, Boulder, CO 80306, USA; By Phone (USA): +1 800 442 1972; By Fax: + 1 303 449 8266: By WWW: http://www.jademountain.com

PV Power Home Page: Contains detailed history of PV, extensive information on technology development, on suppliers, on news in the industry. PO Box 260145, Highlands Ranch, CO 80163-0145, USA; By Phone: +1 303-683-4748. By Fax: + 1 303 470 8239. By Email: ; By WWW: . Also publishes the BIPV, Built Environment PV Newsletter, By Email: , .

Small Power Systems has developed a non-electric solar refrigerator-freezer. The refrigerator uses an aqua-ammonia absorption system similar to that used in propane refrigerators. The refrigerator consists of two separate units; the solar collector-generator and the refrigerator box. 74550 Dobie Lane, Covelo, CA 95428, USA. By Phone: +1 800 972 7179; By Fax: +1 707 983 6525;

Other Reading

Foley, Gerald, "Photovoltaic Applications in Rural Areas of the Developing World", World Bank Technical Paper No. 304, 1995.

Special Readings on Evaporative Cooling (click here)

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