IKEA program seeks to brighten lives of refugees in UN camps

A two-month campaign to raise funds to provide solar-powered lighting in refugee camps run by the UN has been launched by an international home-furnishings company. The IKEA Foundation will donate just over one US dollar to the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) for every LED light bulb it sells in its stores around the world. The […]

Disaster-Ready Shop

Tully’s Coffee Japan Co. opened its new environmentally friendly and disaster-conscious concept shop  in Tokyo’s Nerima Ward. To make it environmental friendly the shop is equipped with rooftop solar panels, storage batteries, and an EcoCute electric water heater that can supply 420 liters of hot water in emergency situations. It is also furnished with water-saving toilets that […]

Solar buddy – mobile off-grid system on wheels

Green Sun Rising Inc.  has developed and built a mobile solar off-grid system, the “solar buddy”. It can be wheeled around, can be directed to the sun for optimum harvest, and is a solar power generator. Perfectly quiet, its 240W DC module harvests solar energy and provides power for either direct use or battery charge. 1000 W AC 120V […]

An efficient and clean way to access water

For the many countries that are facing drought and dry conditions, access to clean and safe drinking water is a top priority. To answer this need, designers from the European team, CORDIS, have developed a desalinization process that utilizes solar power, is highly efficient and low cost. Current desalinization systems pressurize salt water to force […]

Liter of Light

The project, Liter of Light offers a sustainable alternative to kerosene lamps traditionally used in homes in developing nations. Kerosene lamps are dangerous and they emit toxic gases and large amounts of CO2. MIT student Alfredo Moser, envisioned an alternative lighting system made of recycled plastic water bottles, functioning as solar lamps. Illac Diaz, a […]

Portable Solar Cooker

The Solar Cooker utilizes solar heat directly to cook foods. Cheng-Tsung has developed the cooker, which looks like a satellite dish, that can harness heat and light from the sun to bake foods in a matter of minutes. Solar Cooker for D.A. IDA 60sec from Feng,Cheng-Tsung on Vimeo. The National Taiwan University of Science & […]

PowerMod solar tent

With man-made or natural disasters occurring unexpectedly in all corners of earth, rescue efforts would be a lot easier and more successful if portable energy sources such as solar power or wind power would become more readily available. PowerMod is one solution that makes solar power more accessible. PowerMod is a portable solar tent that […]

Health Light water purifier

Health Light is a solar light water purifier designed by Liu Yun intended to ensure the purity of floodwaters. During rainy seasons many region’s rivers flooded. This floodwater is often contaminated and is the source of deadly diseases such as Hepatitis and dysentery. In fact, rainwater is often a source of drinking water and contamination […]

Drinking water from sunshine

MIT team designs solar-powered portable desalination system to use in disaster zones and remote regions. Systems that remove salt from saltwater, or desalination systems, have existed for decades, they are typically large-scale installations that require lots of energy to operate. As bottled water was given the highest priority in terms of airborne relief supplies in […]

Solar and Wind Power Water Purification and Desalination System

Swiss-based company TRUNZ WATER SYSTEMS has developed and manufactures and distributes a sustainable and cost-effective solution for water purification and desalination: a complete and ready-to-operate unit which is mobile and independent – thanks to renewable energy. Solar and wind-powered water treatment and desalination systems Trunz’s innovative and environmentally friendly technology produces clean drinking water from […]

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