Solar Power

Lake Chad Trees Keep Deadly Drought at Bay

By |November 29th, 2018|

Lake Chad in Africa originally reached from Chad to Nigeria, Cameroon, and Niger. Climate change and unsustainable water management have resulted in Lake Chad losing 90 percent of its surface area! The lake is a water source for millions of people in West Africa.

The visible signs of climate change and excessive drought include cattle carcasses […]

Essential Services on Verge of Shutdown in Gaza

By |July 26th, 2018|

For regions, like Gaza, that rely on fuel for electricity shortages can be life-threatening.

Currently, one hospital in Gaza has been forced to shut down and many more are at risk due to the Israeli authorities restricting the entry of fuel into the nation. The tightening on fuel imports and exports is reportedly in response to […]

Tiny Houses Could Be A Solution to The World’s Housing Problem

By |July 18th, 2018|

Yale University and UN Environment unveiled an eco-tiny house in New York City!

The 22-square-meter tiny house is powered 100% by renewable energy and is testing the potential for the minimal use of natural resources such as water. The unit can accommodate up to four people and has the potential for both domestic and commercial purposes.

Each […]

Puerto Rico’s Fragile Power Grid

By |June 19th, 2018|

Puerto Rico’s power grid underwent $3.8 billion in repairs between 2017 and 2018. However, the island’s grid remains ‘highly fragile’ and susceptible to damage should another storm occur.

The damage left by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico created the longest blackout in United States history. Puerto Ricans have observed repairs to the grid that […]

Unstable Power in Puerto Rico

By |April 27th, 2018|

On Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 a freak accident knocked out power to nearly every home and business in Puerto Rico.

Nearly eight months after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island, Puerto Ricans are still struggling with an unstable power grid. Currently, 97% of island residents have power. However, April’s disruption is not the first. A failure the […]

Women in The African Power Industry

By |February 23rd, 2018|

The United States Agency of International Development is working to advance roles of women in the African power industry.

The Women in African Power program was launched in 2015 by Power Africa, a USAID organization. The program aims to increase participation of women in the power sector. It is comprised of existing women leaders and emerging […]

The Caribbean is Still Without Power

By |January 17th, 2018|

Children in Desperate Need in the Caribbean

By |December 14th, 2017|

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 damaged […]

Solar Resources Can Change Education in Developing Nations

By |November 14th, 2017|

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 basic […]

Solar Micro-Grids for Developing Countries

By |October 9th, 2017|

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 capitalists.

While […]