SolarCooler: The World's First Solar-Powered Refrigerating Cooler *

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 : The SolarCooler :

The world’s first solar-powered refrigerating cooler

A new technology revolutionizing Vaccine Transport and redefining the beach cooler

We have developed a revolutionary technology that we hope will significantly impact how vaccines are transported around the world.  

Help us get the Solar Refrigeration movement off the ground! We believe that in this era, access to refrigeration is not a privilege, but a right for the entire world to enjoy.  This is why we have worked so hard designing  and refining our technology into a portable rugged package for anyone to use.  Whether you are transporting valuable vaccines across the globe, or keeping your beer cold on a relaxing summer day.

: Adopt a Vaccine SolarCooler in Action :

There are many ways that you can help us make a difference.  we are offering the opportunity to sponsor a pilot run of our first Vaccine SolarCoolers thought medical camps in Africa.  as an individual, you can sponsor the Vaccine SolarCooelers by having your name or phrase printed on the cooler for $2 per letter.  for example "in loving memory of Helen Taylor" printed on the side of our Vaccine SolarCooler will help get this project off the ground.  if you are a corporation and want to be a sponsor, you can put a logo on the cooler for $100 per square inch.  Each sponsor will be able to track their Vaccine SolarCoolers through their journey, and receive photo updates of the SolarCoolers in action.

: Robin Hood business model :

A percentage of each SolarCooler sale will go towards providing those in developing countries without the luxury of a power grid with their very own SolarCooler.


Are you an Explorer, Tailgater, boater, or overall gadget buff?

Below is some information on the consumer version of the SolarCooler!

Who needs ice? Make your own with the power of the sun! Enjoy refrigeration that’s clean, green, and free!

...Did we mention it can also power your USB and 12v DC accessories? 

Check out the production model with optional beach wheel kit, featured at CES:

*more images in our gallery section

Below is an image of the early prototype:

*more images in our Gallery section.

How can you help?

This development has gone as far as it can go, and now we need your help!  The SolarCooler is ready for production, but that last funding hurdle still needs to be jumped.  This is where you guys come in:  if enough people purchase a SolarCooler, I can flip the switch on for manufacturing not only the recreational cooler, but the cooler that will make medical vaccine transport possible.

We need to sell a minimum of 250 coolers to break even on the costs of materials and tooling that it takes to produce the SolarCooler.  Once we reach our goal (and hopefully, exceed!), we can start cranking away on manufacturing and shipping!

The Impact:

So what's the impact that portable, solar-powered refrigeration can have?  Good question… its huge, and the benefits span much further than cold beer for the beach.  We intend implement our technology into the cold chain, transporting vaccines safely around the world and into the hands of those in need.  Much of this world is without the luxury of a power grid at their fingertips, and we plan on providing these developing countries with the basic need of refrigeration for their perishables and medications.  Aside from this, we can also bring light into their home at night by powering LED lighting that’s plugged into the SolarCooler.

And in the consumer market, our goal is to change how the world perceives refrigeration and power.  In this day and age, we believe everyone should have the luxury of portable refrigeration. The SolarCooler allows you to be free to explore, camp, boat, tailgate, and hit the beach without worrying about ice or running out of cell phone battery. Need ice for a game, day drink, or margarita? The SolarCooler will make the ice AND power the blender.

Interested in technical details on how this baby works?

We use our advanced power path management circuity to harmonize the load demands of the refrigeration process, the inflow of photovoltaic energy, and energy storage in the internal batteries.  The SolarCooler uses a highly efficient variable speed vapor-compression refrigeration cycle.  Our solar panels are high quality flexible and durable.

You can find lots more information about how the SolarCooler works in our Gallery section.  If you are still curious, please feel free to call or email us.

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  • $1USD
    Virtual High Five

    support the solar powered refrigeration movement and get a mention on our twitter and Facebook pages if you like!

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  • $2USD
    Adopt a Vaccine SolarCooler

    Want to have a front row seat on the first Vaccine SolarCooler's? For $2 per letter, you can print a personal message on the side of the first fleet of Vaccine SolarCoolers! The Pilot run will be at various medical camps thought Africa. You will also be able to track the SolarCooler during its travels, and receive photo updates while it is in action. 10 letter minimum, and no obscene message please.

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    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $45USD
    SolarCooler bottle opener!

    Never be stuck opening up a cold one with your teeth. We are offering our sleek surfboard bottle-opener keychain. Never leave home without it!

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    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $75USD
    SolarCooler T-Shirt

    Sport a styling SolarCooler t-shirt as well as a bottle opener. Help spread the word and the movement of solar-powered refrigeration! Estimated delivery: February 2014

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  • $100USD
    SolarCooler hoodie

    Even in the off-season, you can help spread the word and stay warm while doing so!

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  • $100USD
    Corp Vaccine SolarCooler Spons

    if you are a corporation, and believe in providing safe vaccine transport in under developed regions of the world, then for $100.00 per square inch, you can have your logo appear on the first Vaccine SolarCoolers as they travel through medical camps.

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    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $125USD
    Extra Solar Panels

    Need extra juice for all those accessories you are powering? The SolarCooler can be equipped with two additional Solar Panels to keep you going all summer long!

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  • $150USD
    SolarCooler Beach Wheel Kit

    Want to make your SolarCooler ultra portable? Rig it up with our awesome beach wheel kit!

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    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $200USD
    Battery pack expansion

    Going on an extra long trek? No problem. We can rig up your SolarCooler with 2-3x the standard battery power. Each battery pack expansion provides an extra 20 ah of power to pack with you.

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    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $225USD
    Delux supporter package

    Our biggest supporting fans will have it all: a high quality stylish T-Shirt, warm SolarCooler Hoodie, AND an awesome surfboard keychain

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    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $950USD
    1st SolarCooler supporters!

    if you are one of the first SolarCooler supporters you will get the special Indiegogo price of $950 (retail is $1,200), we will also supply you with our beach wheel kit ($150 value) and free shipping!

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    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $950USD
    SolarCooler Indiegogo special

    All fans of the SolarCooler who order through Indiegogo get an incomparable discount of $950 (the SolarCooler normally retails for $1200). Free shipping! (free shipping for the continental US only, outside shipments will pay the difference)

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    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $5,000USD
    Adopt full Vaccine SolarCooler

    You can adopt your very own Vaccine SolarCooler. We will also allow you to fully customize the look of the cooler, choose the color combination, design a cool look, and/or write a message.

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    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $7,500USD
    Distributor package

    Want to be the first to distribute the SolarCooler? this package puts together 10 SolarCoolers at $750.00 USD each. this does not include freight.

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    Estimated delivery: June 2014
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