New Delhi: 15-year-old Indian student Vinisha Umashankar, recognized as the Earth Day Network Rising Star 2021 (USA) for her idea of ââthe “Solar Ironing Cart”, took the world to life during the ongoing COP 26 at. admonishes Glasgow to switch to clean energy.
“I’m not here to talk about the future, I am the future,” said Vinisha, a 10th grade student from the Tiruvannamalai District in Tamil Nadu.
She had the Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam received IGNITE Awards from the National Innovation Foundation (NIF) – India, an autonomous organization of the Department of Science and Technology, for their mobile ironing trolley, which uses solar panels to power a steam ironing station. The prototype of the mobile ironing trolley from Vinisha, which supplies a steam ironing station with electricity via solar panels, was developed by NIF-India in 2019.
A key benefit of the solar ironing cart is that it eliminates the need for charcoal ironing, which is a welcome move towards clean energy.
“End users can move around and offer services on their doorstep to increase their daily income. The ironing trolley can also be equipped with a coin-operated GSM PCO, USB charging points and mobile charging, which can generate additional income,” it says in one Communication from the Ministry of Science and Technology said.
It’s an ingenious solar-powered alternative to the millions of coal-burning ironing carts for ironing clothes, and it can also benefit workers and their families. The device can be operated with pre-charged batteries, electricity or a diesel-powered generator even in the absence of sunlight, the release added.