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A group of young eco minded Egyptians hold workshops on how to build low cost solar water heaters - believing the sun could be the solution to Egypt's energy crisis

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 electricity 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.
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ihab ibrahim
19-02-2014 10:49am
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Organisation is the neme of the game
Ministry of electricity & energy can install in every city the best available solar water heater and small affordable PV unit. With reasonable price and understandable information. Many Egyptians will buy such units for their homes. Helping people to use renewable energy in a cost free way to the government is the right way to better future. What are you waiting for ? Start now !
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Helen
02-05-2013 05:43pm
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Amazing is there Translation?
I believe this is a wonderful idea and a great way to share knowledge globally on alternative forms of energy. Is there a way to add subtitles to the video or have some sort of translation in order to pass on the knowledge, idea, and education to other communities?
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muhammad radwan
21-05-2013 03:56pm
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check this blog from icecairo for more info on this story
this is a blog of where we started doing this hackathon. there will be an update in english on the bit in marsa alam, alternatively you can find some news on the FB page

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