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Friday, 25 November 2016 13:39

Award-winning invention provides hot water fast

Having a hot shower is what prompted Sandiswa Qayi to create an award-winning invention to heat water up quickly while saving electricity.

The Hot Spot, created in conjunction with Amahlathi Eco-Tech, is a plastic glove which can be fitted over any standard geyser element to give 50 litres of hot water at 50°C within 30 minutes of it being switched on. It works by pushing the hot water from the bottom to the top of the geyser.

 “You operate your geyser like a kettle. With your kettle, you heat the amount of water you need. Like a kettle, instead of heating 150 litres at a time, it heats the 30 or so litres you need to take a shower.”

It was this invention which saw the Amahlathi Eco-Tech team being awarded the prize for the most promising youth-led business at the recent Global Cleantech Innovation Programme for SMEs in South Africa (GCIP-SA) awards ceremony.

Source: Africa News

Link: http://www.africanews.com/2016/10/03/south-africa-s-affordable-energy-dream/