After hearing about the devastation caused by flooding and quakes in areas such as the Philippines, this solar powered shelter from IKEA could prove to be a handy solution especially with most evacuation centers piling up and running out of space.
Power and shelter are two needs today which many of the affected victims would do well with, making this solution from IKEA a sure winner in terms of giving them temporarily living space and energy as well.
The flat packs were developed in collaboration with IKEA and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees and can be easily put up once the need arises.
They are made of lightweight plastic materials and covers an area of 188 sq ft once assembled. They can be put up in 4hours time where five people can be able to sleep in it.
Solar paneled roofing makes it possible to harness energy for people’s needs while the solar panels double as sun deflectors to make sure that the inside of it maintains a proper temperature reading by day and warmer at night time.
The shelters will first be deployed in Ethiopia by next month.