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Protect cold ice cream from the hot sun!
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There's nothing better than spotting a brightly colored ice cream cabinet resting on the ground in the middle of a hot day out and about. Keeping frozen treats cool in the middle of scorching heat and bright sun is no easy feat though. One shortcoming of most ice cream cabinets is that they don't always have the power necessary to stay cool enough on especially sunny days.

More than the temperature outside, solar radiation is able to penetrate the thin metal plates of the ice cream cabinets and possibly damage the products inside. Umbrellas and glass doors only protect parts of the cabinets, and warming of these barriers from the sun (glass cabinet) often compromises refrigeration efficiency. We're looking for more ways to keep solar radiation and heat out, and fully-frozen Ice cream in.

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Propose a system to protect ice cream from solar radiation from