Green Living

Energy Savers


Compiled by Mariola Jakutowicz Fouché Photographs Supplied SOLAR POWER Nuvation’s Supa Sola Lamp (from R449) uses solar power to charge cell phones and cameras, and acts as an LED torch, FM radio and reading lamp. Simply crank it up on overcast days. Available at Cape Union Mart and Mica. SIMPLY SYNERGY Behind the scenes at Moyo restaurant’s sustainable dining experience at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront is New Southern Energy, which installed a grid-tie photovoltaic solar array over the outdoor arcade that will generate about 36 000kWh a year to help drive the aquaponics system – reducing both reliance on Eskom and the cost of power significantly. WARM REGARDS Danish-born Søren Lassen has created the Varme heater (R1 095), a safe, movable, energy-efficient and cost-effective answer to seasonal dips in temperature that, with its elegant beechwood frame, adds a dollop of slick Nordic design to the wall-mounted panel heater. HEY, BABY Locally made Pure Beginnings organic baby and kids ranges, such as the Fun Time Kids Wash with Organic Rooibos (R64,95), use certified organic ingredients are biodegradable and are free of harmful chemicals, synthetic fragrances and animal products.