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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,gallery,Renewable Energy | 2 Comments

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Dutch design company Springtime [1] has produced an awesome solar-powered ice cream cart that keeps frozen treats chilled withough in the summertime without generating any CFC [2]s or emissions. The device uses the sun’s energy to charge batteries in order to keep its refrigeration unit running.

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Springtime [1] developed a pair of solar-powered ice cream carts as part of a joint venture between IJS & Zopie [3] and Odenwald Organics [4]. 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 [1].

+ Springtime.nl [1]


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[1] Springtime: http://www.springtime.nl/work/sustainable-ice-cream-cart

[2] CFC: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chlorofluorocarbon

[3] IJS & Zopie: http://www.ijsenzopie.nl/Home.html

[4] Odenwald Organics: http://www.odenwaldorganic.nl/

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