High-tech Shack Brings Solar Power to Slums

High-tech Shack Brings Solar Power to Slums

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solar rooftop SAfrica-HopeProjectAn innovative approach to housing is being tested in the windswept slum of Enkanini, just outside Stellenbosch, South Africa.

The iShack — with rooftop solar panel, outdoor security light and slanted roof for rainwater harvesting — was developed nearby, at the University of Stellenbosch as an initiative of the HOPE Project.

It is intended to raise the living standards of slum residents while improving their access to electricity and protecting them from extreme temperatures in an environmentally friendly way.

(READ the story from CNN)

Photo from HopeProject.za

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