Young Innovators Produce a House Fully Reliable on Solar-Power
Written by Jeff Ramella on November 7, 2019
By Sabrina Hajsok
A one hundred percent energy-efficient home was created by a group of former college students in Africa. The two-week-long project started with six eager young adults and grew to have as many as forty people involved. They called themselves Jua Jamii. They were inspired to create and construct an environmental-friendly structure after hearing about the Solar Decathlon Africa. The Solar Decathlon Africa is a global contest that people compete in from all over. The goal is to see who can build the best, most affordable, solar-powered home. They do this in order to encourage people to use renewable resources and to promote sustainability. Jua Jamii were all well aware of how expensive and inaccessible electricity is in Africa, as well as, how much pollution power can generate. Therefore, they designed their house to have built-in solar panels that are equipped with forever-lasting energy. Now, the house is being sold on the African market and the innovators are trying to teach others how to build similar, fully reliable and inexpensive, energy-efficient homes.