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 […]

Medical Support and Disaster Relief

By |September 29th, 2017|

Medical support is vital to recovery after a natural disaster. When a disaster strikes, medical facilities face major obstacles.

Not only do hospitals have to manage their current patients, but they also have to treat injuries caused by the tragedy. This task becomes problematic when the power goes out, and necessities like water are not available.

After […]

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 […]

Disaster Preparedness

By |September 13th, 2017|

Many communities are not prepared for natural disasters, despite living in areas of risk.

Natural disasters can compromise access to power as well as clean water. When a disaster is immanent, communities stock up on water bottles and gas. This leaves many at risk of being unprepared if they do not purchase resources in time

The key […]

Food Insecurity, Famine & Disease in Africa

By |August 31st, 2017|

According to the World Health Organization, over 20 million people are facing crisis or severe food insecurity in the Horn of Africa.

Famine has been declared in South Sudan. Food security is a serious issue in Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Somalia, Uganda and Yemen. When there is a severe lack of nutrition, the immune system is weakened […]

Off-Grid Solutions During Phases of Disaster Relief

By |August 29th, 2017|

It is important to remember that disaster relief goes way beyond the initial stage. There is response, recovery, preparedness and risk migration.

While media coverage starts to dwindle after the initial stages, the needs of those affected by the disaster are still alive and real. Our goal is to provide sustainable off-grid solutions that can be […]

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 […]

Off-Grid Solutions for Emergency Responders

By |August 15th, 2017|

Emergency responders such as the Red Cross take action during earthquakes, typhoons, conflict, severe drought, and famine.

Natural disaster can leave populations without electricity, water, food and medical care. Depending on resource limitations and remoteness, communities can be left in dire need for even the most basic necessities. Emergency responders seek to provide communities struck by […]

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 is typically wood, biofuels such as ethanol, or municipal solid waste such as garbage.


Geothermal energy is a central heating and/or cooling system that transfers heat to or […]