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Solar-Powered Ice Cream Cart Keeps Frozen Treats Cool In The Summertime
Posted By Timon Singh On July 16, 2012 @ 5:33 pm In carousel showcase,Environment,Gallery,Renewable Energy | 3 Comments
Dutch design company Springtime  has produced an awesome solar-powered ice cream cart that keeps frozen treats chilled withough in the summertime without generating any CFC s or emissions. The device uses the sun’s energy to charge batteries in order to keep its refrigeration unit running.
Springtime  developed a pair of solar-powered ice cream carts as part of a joint venture between IJS & Zopie  and Odenwald Organics . The Dutch design and creative force aims to produce “exciting and paradigm-shifting products, experiences and brands in the areas of mobility, sports, interior, public design and brand development”.
The ice cream carts were designed to have a solar panel attached to the roof, which charges the batteries in order to keep the ice nice and cold on a hot summer day. The design team hope that the innovative vending cart will result in a energy-neutral solution for ice cream vendors all around the world.
The first two prototypes of the energy-neutral ice cream cart have already been honored with two prestigious awards: the Syntens Innovation of the Week (2008) and the P + ice fun prize (2009). The design team are now taking orders for their next production run, so if you are an ice-cream vendor with an interest in the environment, then check out more information here .
+ Springtime.nl 
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URLs in this post:
 Springtime: http://www.springtime.nl/work/sustainable-ice-cream-cart
 CFC: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chlorofluorocarbon
 IJS & Zopie: http://www.ijsenzopie.nl/Home.html
 Odenwald Organics: http://www.odenwaldorganic.nl/
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