Solar Power

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 […]

Solar Solutions for Local Disaster Management

By |September 20th, 2017|

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 with State & Federal Departments or Agencies

Proclaiming […]

Solar Solutions for The Refugee Crisis

By |September 18th, 2017|

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, NGOs and […]

Unstable Power in Africa

By |August 22nd, 2017|

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 and […]

The WHY and HOW of Solar

By |July 31st, 2017|

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 or […]

Solar Power for Africa

By |June 28th, 2017|

Small-scale solar power is progressing in Africa. Areas such as northern Rwanda already utilize solar power. “People are able to light rooms, charge smartphones and listen to radio. In a few years, they will probably also be watching television, powering their irrigation pumps and cooling their homes with fans.” (GAKENKE)

Solar was once only available to […]