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Is there a unique opportunity to ensure that new accommodation in Africa is “smart”

The digital divide, coverage of telecoms and the internet and the lack of electricity could be challenges of the past if the new building materials which are being developed are used. Washington University in St. Louis has developed a proof-of-concept simple red construction brick imbued with the ability to store energy, as well as power small devicesdrawn from a solar panel on the roof very like the solar powered water heating systems already installed in some RDP houses in SA.

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Alastair Tempest

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