A bottle full of water refracts sunlight. You’ve probably seen this.Have you ever imagined that a bottle of water could serve as a light?
A Brazilian man, Alfredo Moser, came up with this idea and installed it on his roof. It was equivalent to a 60W light bulb.You can see in our past article how his idea spread in his neighborhood.
Chilian ecoideasnet Spotter Miguel Marchand, once he had seen this idea, thought of the indigenous community where he had stayed for a year to make a documentary of their struggle to keep their identity as a first nation.
He remembered that the house of the family he stayed with was without windows. With no electricity in the village, it was dark even during the day.He decided to visit the village, with a dozen empty bottles.
The rural community is in the mountains of the Andes. He took a horse and left on a long journey to his destination.Statistics say 1.6 billion people ― a quarter of the global population ― live without electricity. This luminous eco idea can bring a smile to them like Miguel did to the family in the Andes.