I’ve been working with @jcm80, @chiara, @thomasmboa and others in Thomas’ molecular biology lab in Cameroon.
We are suffering from regular blackouts which is an issue since some of the reagents we are using need to stay at low temperature ; and fridges when off-power tend to not refrigerate so well.
We would ideally install a solar powered generator.
Has anyone done that before and has advices/protocols/best practices as to how to
- find what we need for that kind of endeavour (people, equipment…)
- set up a stable back-up using solar power to at least power a fridge/freezer and ideally also a centrifuge and PCR machine.
Any Idea of the overall price (even though I realise You might not know the prices in Cameroon)
Any thing we should absolutely not do ?
Thanks in advance!