An innovative type of solar collector (parabolic trough collector), having the characteristics of which are a concentrating evacuated tube collector with very high efficiency at high performance temperatures, had been developed. The idea had been to develope a collector able to satisfy high energy demands at higher temperatures than those reached by using a flat plate collector of a more traditional design. This concentrating solar collector could potentially be used as an energy source for a refrigerator of the absorption type, and the refrigerator could serve as a storage facility for vaccine, where the temperature must be kept between 0 - 8 degrees centigrade. The report sums up the work currently being done in relation to the development of the solar-powered absorption refrigerator, the freight to India where it should be utilized and the monitoring work carried out in the Solar Energy Centre in New Delhi. (AB).