SOLVATTEN® Featured in the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt “Why Design Now?”

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

SOLVATTEN® is proud to be selected for the “National Design Triennial: Why Design

Now” exhibition, organized by the Smithsonian´s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York. The objects in the exhibition will highlight why design is an essential tool for solving some of today’s most urgent problems. Opening 12 May 2010 in New York, the exhibition will tour the USA and internationally.
Press preview will take place from 3 to 5 pm on Wednesday 12 May 2010. Visit Why Design Now?

For more information, visit the Pressroom/solvatten

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Help provide rural Ugandans with safe drinking water

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The main cause of death each year in Jinja District, Uganda, is unsafe drinking water and poor sanitation amongst local communities. Families use expensive fuel stoves to boil water for drinking and hygiene purposes. These stoves can cause household fires or lung disease in individual family members. Deforestation is also a growing concern

in the district due to the widespread use of wood for energy.

Kopernik connects Solvatten with Uganda and donors on the Kopernik site. Click here

WSP Biking For Safe Water

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

WSP has started a collaboration with Solvatten and combines solar energy with biking energy. WSP´s goal is to fund a donation of Solvatten units to 50 families in Kenya. Amref is the supporting field partner. The fund raising continues for one week

around the clock and is taking pla

ce in five Swedish cities. WSP are part of WSP Group, the global design, engineering and management consultancy. wspgroup.se

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On the ranking list of top green

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Petra Wadstrom, founder and inventor of Solvatten

> has made it to the Swedish green site ”Miljoaktuellt”s ranking list of the most influential green tech person. Read more on the swedish site:

http://miljoaktuellt.idg.se/2.1845/1.283267/hundratals-miljomaktiga-nominerade-hittills

Smithsonian features Solvatten in “Why Design Now?”

Monday, January 11, 2010

The Smithsonian has chosen Solvatten as a featured project in the international exhibition ”Why Design Now?”! Opening 12 may 2010 in New York, in 2011 the exhibition will continue a tour around USA and then int

ernationally. Solvatten is proud to be 1 of

the 100 future clean tech products!

http://newsdesk.si.edu/releases/ch_triennial_release.htm

Solving Climate issues with Solvatten

Monday, December 7, 2009

Solvatten was in Copenhagen where the world’s leaders are meeting to find solutions to climate change.  WWF has selected Solvatten as a Climate Solver and invited the company behind Solvatten to join them in Copenhagen. Today, deforestation is a significant concern when it comes to global warming. But now there is a Swedish invention which can greatly reduce deforestation, and in doing so, give clean and hot water to millions of people in need. WWF has recognized this and chosen Solvatten to be one of their featured Climate Solvers. WWF Sweden has evaluated a range of new technologies to determine their potential to reduce green-house gas emissions.  Following the assessment, seven technologies with the greatest potential were chosen. Given the number of people worldwide currently treating their water by boiling with firewood, WWF estimates that, with widespread distribution, Solvatten could be reducing CO2 emissions by 26 million tonnes per year by 2020. If all seven

Climate Solver innovations were widely adopted then CO2 emissions could be reduced by 600 million tons per year.

More about WWF Climate Solvers:

http://www.climatesolver.org