Miller Center Fellowship

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Research Report

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When asked, customers showed interest in a variety of solar-powered products. These products were appliances and entertainment devices such as a blenders, washing machines, stoves, freezers, fans, televisions, stereos, and telephones. Many customers also asked for bigger solar systems in order to save more energy and attach more accessories, such as phone chargers. The most popular product requested was a solarpowered refrigerator (30% of population in Campeche). Led by a team of student engineers from Santa Clara University’s School of Engineering, Iluméxico has embarked on a journey to develop its next solar-powered product: a small-scale solar-powered cooler to be used by rural customers throughout the Mexico region.



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