Category: Social


Sun-powered Woven Refugee Tents

The award-winning architect and designer Abeer Seikaly has developed a practical and elegant solution for mobile shelters in disaster zones. His ‘Weaving a Home Project’ has managed to integrate vital elements such as solar-power generation, water collection and solar water-heating….


Hit the Lights!

It seems that waste plastic bottles are inspiring people to design amazing lighting! Sparkling Souda | First, a wonderful bubble-shaped chandelier by a New York-based design company called Souda. This beautiful chandelier uses PET bottles collected by homeless individuals in…


The Lightie!

Michael Suttner, a South African designer and social entrepreneur has invented ‘the lightie™. Shaped like a test-tube, this light bulb is extremely cost-effective and sustainable. This solar powered device offers a safe method of illumination to the poorest of communities…


EXPO 2017 Kazakstan

The next World Expo (2017) will be held in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan. Here at EnergyMeet, we are interested because the theme of the Expo is ‘FUTURE ENERGY’ and plans from all over the world revolve around concepts of…


Solar Powered Pacific Island

This tiny collection of atolls has become almost 100% self-sufficient in less than 12 months. The remote island chain of Tokelau (between New Zealand and Hawaii) is the first territory to meet its electricity needs only through renewable energy. The…



Sheila Kennedy and Frano Violich are co-founders of Kennedy & Violich Architecture, Ltd. (KVA). Working across various countries (Mexico, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Kenya, South Africa) their ‘Reading Mat’ project prototype integrates high brightness solid state lighting (HBLEDs) and flexible photovoltaic (solar…


Kyocera Solar-power Plant

Following Japan’s devastating earthquake and tsunami in 2011 (disasters that brought monumental nuclear accidents to affected cities) Japan has become increasingly motivated to enter solar-energy production. The Japanese electronics manufacturer Kyocera has recently unveiled the 70 megawatt solar power plant in Kagoshima…


UTEC – Potable Water Generator

In Lima, Peru, UTEC (Universidad de Ingeniería & Tecnología / University of Engineering and Technology) have developed a billboard to tackle the issue of the lack of drinking water in Lima. Due to the lack of water, the billboard has…

Lighting The Way Forward

Truly an amazing step forward in lantern design. No kerosene and hot steel handles here. In regions of the World where grid electricity is not so easily accessible, the inflatable MPOWERD Luci Solar Lantern can be a practical, eco-friendly solution….