With electricity blackouts and fuel shortages becoming all to common, a group of young Egyptians believe the answer is to go green.
Ice Cairo have drawn on the 40 years worth of experience of solar power expert Adel Hanna to develop a low cost solar powered water heater that brings hot water into your home with no electricity - and crucially, no electrical bills.
What's more, they want to spread this knowledge. On what they call 'Solar Hackathons', they teach others how to construct the water heaters - created using local materials at an affordable cost.
At this Hackathon, the Ice Cairo team went to the 'Deep South' camp in Marsa Allam to give a workshop. They hope that having a functioning working model there will encourage other camps and hotels - as well as local bedouins - to make the switch to solar power.
Video by Simon Hanna
With thanks to Ice Cairo: http://icecairo.com/
And Deep South camp, who will be showcasing the solar heater during the '3al Ganoob' festival: http://on.fb.me/17wcl1A
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