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Alternative energy idea illuminating sub-Saharan Africa

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Jun 27, 2016 11:59:03 AM

Off-grid communities such as those in sub-Saharan Africa can pay thousands of times as much as the rest of us for their energy. 

Designer Jim Reeves has developed a simple, low-cost gear-train and generator that uses a descending weight as an alternative energy source to power a perpetual light.

As seen on the Guardian website, Children can do their homework and study, families and friends can eat together and interact after dark adding new dimensions and possibilities to their lives.

 

 

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