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Monday, 29 February 2016 08:05

Young South African shines as a green energy pioneer

Shalton Mothwa, a qualified nuclear physicist, took part in the Red Bull Amaphiko Academy, a workshop that aims to inspire young South African entrepreneurs to collaborate, be creative and share their ideas for a brighter South African future, where he presented his project: the AEON Power Bag.

Mothwa’s AEON Power Bag is a laptop bag that will be able to charge mobile devices by farming the energy from surrounding Wi-Fi and telecommunication signals. He is hopeful that it will go long way to empower young children and students in rural areas, allowing them the freedom to connect with learning websites without having to worry about powering their devices. Because more and more zero-rated (data-cost free) resources are being made available to learners across the country, finding enough juice to power their connections is one of the last remaining major barriers to accessing information.

His company, Epoch Microchips, is also developing a new type of energy-efficient light – an LED hybrid lamp that is powered by a combination of solar energy, radio frequency energy from telecommunications towers and electricity from the grid.  

Source: South Africa The Good News

Link: http://www.sagoodnews.co.za/amazing-south-african/7192-young-south-african-shines-as-a-green-energy-pioneer.html

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