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Brilliant!

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Brilliant!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-14967535
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Re: Brilliant!

What a brilliantly simple and effective idea.
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Re: Brilliant!

we have something similar in our bathroom, it's called a sunpipe
http://www.save-energy-uk.co.uk/sunpipe/pipe-natural-light-rooftop-window.shtml
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Re: Brilliant!

I hope they can change the water easily, and clean the bottle out.... I have a bottle of water I keep in the boot of the car, in case the windscreen washer runs out, and after a while, it gets greeny coloured, and green moss grows inside the bottle. !
(not sure if this will happen as it is being in sunlight  most of the time..whereas mine is in the dark boot of the car)....
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Re: Brilliant!

I saw this on local TV here last week.  What a great idea Smiley Smiley
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Re: Brilliant!

Shutter I think they said in the clip they put bleach in  Cool
In places like Nigeria and Cameroon they build all the "slum" housing out of corrugated iron, I think there is scope for quiet a few people to start a local industry out of this.
The people seem to like sitting in the dark though especially because direct sunlight is so hot. They sleep in the day and go out at night.  Smiley
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Re: Brilliant!

In the clip I saw they added chloride to the water Undecided
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Re: Brilliant!

The clip states they added " bleach" to the water, Oh I can see many roofs around the UK having holes In them very shortly Roll eyes
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Quote from: PeterLoftus
In places like Nigeria and Cameroon they build all the "slum" housing out of corrugated iron,

Also in parts of (French) West Africa they build "slum" housing out of “opened up Oil drums” hence the colloquially name for slum areas as Bidonville