Solar Power

Children in Desperate Need in the Caribbean

Three months after Caribbean hurricanes, thousands of children are in urgent need. Despite these disasters beginning to fade out of the media, the affected communities are still struggling. Hurricane Irma was the most powerful hurricane ever to hit the Atlantic Ocean. It impacted the islands of the Eastern Caribbean, Haiti and Cuba. Hurricane Maria then [...]

Solar Resources Can Change Education in Developing Nations

Children in developing nations are lagging behind their peers in developed countries. Without education, the fight against poverty cannot succeed. According to the World Bank, this learning crisis is widening social gaps instead of narrowing them. Young students who are already disadvantaged by poverty, conflict, gender or disability reach young adulthood without even the most [...]

Solar Micro-Grids for Developing Countries

Solar micro-grids have been popping up in developing countries from Africa to Bangladesh. Micro-grids allow a group of homes to connect to a field of solar panels. According to Forbes, micro-grids are popular because the spread the cost of solar power across the entire village. They are also partially funded by non-profits and social venture [...]

Solar Solutions for Local Disaster Management

Before a state or federal government responds to a natural disaster, disaster management must be assessed at a local level. Local Response Includes: Acting as Emergency Response Activating the Emergency Operations Center Coordinating with Public & Private Organizations Notifying State Emergency Management Agency Activating Local and Government Organizations for Mutual Aid Compacts Activating Response Agreements [...]

Solar Solutions for The Refugee Crisis

The refugee crisis in Europe is growing. The UN says in 2016, 5.2 million refugees and migrants arrived in Europe from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and other countries due to war and persecution. According to The UN Refugee Agency, “More than 375,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh in the last month alone.” The United Nations, [...]

Unstable Power in Africa

Power generation capacity in sub-Sahara Africa is lower than any other region in the world. USAID estimates two out of three people lack access to electricity in sub-Sahara Africa. Though hydro power is considered one of Africa’s best energy sources, it is underutilized. Africa’s lack of grid infrastructure means few options for electricity, power outages [...]

The WHY and HOW of Solar

We put together a list of the most important items and processes to consider when deciding on what solar panel solutions suit your needs. Different Forms of Renewable Energy: Biomass Biomass is typically wood, biofuels such as ethanol, or municipal solid waste such as garbage. Geothermal Geothermal energy is a central heating and/or cooling system that transfers heat to [...]

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