07 Jan '12, 1pm

Low-Tech Solar Shower For Developing World

Low-Tech Solar Shower For Developing World

In many parts of the developing world, limited water resources and the necessities of survival outweigh the luxury of taking a warm shower on a daily basis. In the worst cases, a lack of clean water and hygienic bathing facilities can spread disease. However, the developing world is also littered with the remnants of high-tech "solutions" gone wrong, and projects abandoned due to lack of replacement parts and experienced technicians. Over the decades, experience has often shown that the best solution to a problem is the simplest one . In the spirit of simplicity and sustainable development, Irish designer Michael Kilbane has developed a remarkably low-tech concept for an affordable solar-heated shower, using inexpensive materials readily available in the developing world. Unlike some of the fancier solar showers we've seen, Kilbane keeps it simple, using a 5-gallon water j...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/solar-technology/low-tech-solar...

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