Okay, the camels aren’t solar-powered, but the refrigerators on their backs are. The panels/fridges are used to cool vaccines delivered to nomadic communities in Africa.

In transit, the lightweight, foldable solar panel powers the camel-pack refrigeration system. Once the camel convoy arrives at the remote health clinic site, the panel can be used in combination with larger solar panels to provide power for the health clinic. A foot-powered system provides backup and provides light in the clinic during extended operational hours when solar power is not available.

A Solar Refrigeration System, Carried by Camels