Friday, 30 September 2011

Pop Bottle Solar Skylights in Tropical Tin Roofs

Brilliant and cheap solution to getting light into tropical buildings that have dark rooms in the day time. A 2 litre pop bottle is caulked into a hole in the metal roofing.  The bottle is filled with water and has some bleach added to keep the water clear. For free, enough light comes in to match  a 50W conventional bulb.  The inventor, Alfredo Moser, is a Brazilian engineer.  This generates jobs using junk and is catching on in the Philippines and Brazil.

The above clip is from Brazil and features the inventor.

The 3 minute clip linked here is from the Philippines and shows a neighborhood handyman who is making a living with these solar lights.

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