Solar-Powered Tent Can Save Aid Workers in Disasters

emergency shelter v plus

From the Sahara to Everest, man has struggled to conquer massive geographical structures. While some complete their trek, others tragically perish, often due to unpreparedness to the harsh environs. The V Plus, a 2012 red dot award: design concept winner, could become standard equipment for the modern adventurer.

v plus emergency tent

The V Plus is a disaster relief tent for those unfortunate souls marooned in disaster relief zones. Its features are plentiful and impressive. Solar cells provide energy; LED lights embedded in the tent’s frame provide light.

v plus multi-unit setup

One of the more impressive features (if it’s possible to outdo solar cells) is that each individual V Plus can be connected to accommodate multiple people, possibly saving entire teams in the process. Now your goal to climb Everest is…well, not quite rational but a little more doable.

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See more in Unbuilt Concepts or under Technology. August, 2013.