In a stellar move for both innovation and energy, the Grand Prize for this y ear’s Beazley Designs of the Year award went to an emergency shelter that uses solar power. Called the “Better Shelter,” the design is a temporary, weatherproof structure ideally for use by people displaced by natural disasters or conflict. With the potential to affect over 65 million people worldwide, it is easy to see how the application of this design won the award.
At its heart is the solar power panel installed in the roof, which charges an LED light within the shelter. There is even a USB connection within the lamp supported by the LED light. Its makers have delivered over 10,000 Better Shelters to various humanitarian projects in the two years prior to winning the award.
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