8-Year-Old Mexican Girl Made A Solar Heater From Recycled Objects

By: | October 7th, 2019

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Xóchitl Guadalupe Cruz, an 8-year-old girl from Mexico (Chiapas), has invented low-cost solar-powered water heater built out of recycled and recyclable materials.

She has been awarded UNAM’s Institute of Nuclear Sciences for creating a device.  For her incredible invention, she won an award from UNAM’s (National Autonomous University of Mexico) Institute of Nuclear Sciences.

This solar-powered water heater has the potential to help millions around the world who still depend on wood for heating water. It will save the environment while giving the users the comfort of a warm bath on a winter morning.

Environmentally friendly device:

Although this invention may seem unnecessary for most of the First World, however, Cruz’s device is of great use in her part of the world. As people there cut logs for heating water.

Cruz’s device utilized recycled and recyclable material and it could help in reducing deforestation and pollution.
Her amazing invention is expected to improve the quality of life for millions around the world who rely on wood as a source of fuel for heating water.
Cruz’s family is already using the warm water from the device installed on the roof of their home in Mexico.


Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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