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Using Sunlight to Save Lives

September 21, 2016

Using Sunlight to Save Lives

A group of students designed and built three portable solar-powered systems for a hospital in a rural part of the southeastern African country of Malawi. In August 2016, a group of students and a staff member delivered the devices to the Embangweni Mission Hospital. Designs of the devices are available through SolaRescue, an open-source repository for devices that power medical equipment with solar energy in the developing world.


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