Solar Squared: Electricity-generating solar bricks changing the way we build

Solar Squared – a modular glass brick embedded with near-translucent photovoltaic solar cells that can generate electricity – is to revolutionise how buildings are constructed sustainably. Similar to the solar tile created by Tesla, Solar Squared is an innovative glass block, which can be incorporated into the fabric of a building and is designed to collect solar energy and convert it to electricity. The Solar … Continue reading Solar Squared: Electricity-generating solar bricks changing the way we build

Enviro Buggy: Beach vacuum cleaner removes plastic from Cape Town beach

A giant four-wheeled beach ‘vacuum cleaner’ is being used to keep a Cape Town beach plastic free. The beach vacuum cleaner, known as the Enviro Buggy, it is helping to sieve out microplastics and pick up normal, larger pieces of rubbish from the Mother City’s Lagoon Beach. The Enviro Buggy is the brainchild of conservationist group #SeaTheBiggerPicture Ocean Initiative (#STBP) and engineers from Matriarch Generic Engineering. Around 90% of South Africa’s … Continue reading Enviro Buggy: Beach vacuum cleaner removes plastic from Cape Town beach