South Africa’s Solar-Powered Shacks

Lauren Everitt
Publication Date:
3 July 2012
South Africa, Energy, Sustainable Development, Urban Issues and Habitation


A team of graduate students from Stellenbosch University’s Sustainability Institute set out to turn a temporary shack into a model of sustainability using solar power, economical insulation and thermal controls. Join project pioneer Andreas Keller and AllAfrica on an exclusive tour of the iShack experiment in South Africa’s Enkanini settlement.



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