If you love the nature and like to stay at the sea, you will find some interesting things while walking along the beach. Of course, there is still too much waste and especially plastic waste, but sometimes one can find a few useful things. In particular we like the driftwood, because it must have experienced a lot after landing at the beach, bleached and rounded. Meanwhile everywhere in the world there are artists creating new art from the plastic stuff and for example in Kenya they specialized on the recycling of stranded beach sandals. CSTC tries to combine driftwood with modern LED lighting to recycle waste and to save energy with lighting.
Why to heat up air with solar power?
We have an average of 230 days of sunshine in Uruguay and in the winter time there are plenty of beautiful sunny days too. If you assume that on a global average about 1300 watts per square meter power from the sun reaches the earth, we should try to use this free energy. Some ways to use solar power are used already successfully in Uruguay for many years, but at the moment only for heating up water and generating electricity. The easiest way of use, the heating of air, is unkown here.
Collector for roof mounting
If you still want to have fun using your kitchen at the beginning of winter time, you need adequate lighting. Until now, we realized this with the usage of halogen lamps. To illuminate all the work-space evenly, we used 7 small 20W spots and a ceiling lamp with about 100W. With the increasing costs of energy in Uruguay and to reduce our 'ecological footprint', we have changed everything to LED. Meanwhile, the lamps are at an affordable price level.
One of our first projects in 2014 was the installation of a common dvr camera system with 4 cameras. A system with 8 possible cameras at that time wasn't desired and the prices in Uruguay then were much higher than today. Our customer was satisfied with this system, except for one or two areas outside the house that couldn't been monitored sufficiently. Therefore our customer thought about an extension of the system.
Do you love music?
Do you also like to listen to good music coming out from good speakers, just to relax a little bit?
But suddenly it is not relaxing any more because the only thing you can hear is a rasping sound coming out from your favorite speakers?
Then it could be caused by damaged rubber or foam surrounding of your speakers.
That's exactly what we found out now. Our JBL Control 1G only released a scratching sound instead of bass. At both woofers the foam surroundings were crumbled. It seems to be a serious problem here in South America that rubber parts getting weak early.