Producing is and other amenities with solar power in the Amazon. via wider image
On the banks of a river in Brazil’s largest state, the warmth of the sun is helping to keep local produce fresh, pump river water to homes and light up a soccer field.
The Solar Ice project, developed by the Mamiraua Institute for Sustainable Development and Sao Paulo University, uses solar power to produce ice on the Parana do Amana river in the northwest state of Amazonas.
The initiative aims to improve access to electricity, previously generated only using diesel, and improve living standards for the Vila Nova do Amana community, located in a Sustainable Development Reserve.
Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.
Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!
Learn resistor values with Mho’s Resistance or get the best electronics calculator for engineers “Circuit Playground” – Adafruit’s Apps!
Maker Business — Lessons Learned Scaling Airbnb 100X
Wearables — Start with a sketch
Electronics — When do I use X10?
Biohacking — Project Peri – Translates Sound into Light for the Hearing Impaired
No comments yet.
Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.