Solar power shower to hit the shelves?12th Apr 2012
We've all heard of power showers, but how about solar power showers?
Enware Australia, a supplier of specialist air, water and gas solutions, has developed a solar safety shower that could come in handy in the remotest parts of the country.
This week we've already seen the unveiling of a portable solar power generator that can help emergency services when electricity in in short supply, so the next logical step is…showers?
The self-contained unit can be transported by forklift trucks or cranes and doesn't need any mains power or additional plumbing connections.
It is instead powered using two 40-watt solar panel modules that provide electricity to two maintenance-free batteries - their energy levels can be monitored to make sure power never runs low.
Water temperature gauges are also included in the shower so that's one less thing to worry about!
I'm sure you're asking yourself who is likely to benefit from this wonderful invention.
Enware believes that the mining, oil, gas and defence industries could be keen to get their hands on the solar power shower…but why?
The shower and eyewash station can be used to remove potentially hazardous irritants from the body, face and eyes before they have time to cause too much damage.
When it comes to eye care, every second counts in treating the problem and helping to avoid serious injuries.
Safety has played a major part in Enware's product development - both the shower and eyewash station have a self-draining design to reduce the risk of Legionella, a bacteria that can lead to a type of pneumonia.
What's more, the eye wash is activated by a foot pedal, meaning both hands can be free for cleansing the eyes and removing irritants.
This product has been designed with commercial markets in mind, but who knows, solar showers could soon be a feature in homes of the future.
Posted by Mike Peacock