Egypt's Sustainable Development in Its Shaky Solar powered solutions to Egypt's 1 day ago   12:36

Wafik Noseir
The Egyptians asked for 3 main demands: good income (bread), freedom, and social justice. I will frame these demands in the 3 main circles of Sustainable Development known as the economic, environmental, and social criteria. I will also add another circle called politics and merge them all into the Egyptian Community to come out with a system that can contribute to stability. The paper's goal is to come up with a sustainable system that does not change by changing presidents, governments, neighboring countries' politics, and religious groups inside the Egyptian community.

Prof. Wafik Moneir Noseir

Owner, Founder, Environmental Consultations, Egyptian Modern Center
Cairo, Egypt

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Solar powered solutions to Egypt's Egypt's Sustainable Development in Its Shaky 1 day ago   04:48

Egypt's fuel and energy problems are increasing at an alarming rate, but the solution may lie in one the country's most abundant resources - the sun.

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:

And Deep South camp, who will be showcasing the solar heater during the '3al Ganoob' festival:


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