The solar grandmas of Madagascar

A group of grandmas are leading the renewable energy revolution in rural Africa, having successfully brought solar panels to more than 200 families in their village in Madagascar. Not having access to electricity, life in Ambakivao, Madagascar was dark, and so the resourceful group of grannies decided to change that by becoming the village’s first solar engineers. By swapping petroleum lamps for solar panels, the … Continue reading The solar grandmas of Madagascar

Samso: The green island inspiring nations to become 100% self-sufficient in renewable energy

Samsø is Denmark’s charming green island that is 100% self-sufficient in renewable energy. Home to a population of 4,000 people, the island’s inhabitants are committed to living a green life, using and producing only 100 percent renewable energy. A whole range of environmentally friendly practices have been initiated to serve the whole community on the island, which is situated off the east of Denmark and nestled … Continue reading Samso: The green island inspiring nations to become 100% self-sufficient in renewable energy

Insolar: Empowering solar communities in Brazil

Insolar is a startup dedicated to bringing solar power to low-income families in Brazil. In collaboration with low-income communities, Insolar install Photovoltaic Systems that convert the energy of the sun into electric energy, thus reducing the resident’s energy bills, as well as helping to preserve the environment. Insolar began life providing solar power in Santa Marta, a favela in Rio de Janeiro that’s home to … Continue reading Insolar: Empowering solar communities in Brazil

Solar Together: London expands affordable solar panels scheme

Solar panels atop many rooftops of homes and businesses across London is becoming a reality thanks to the expansion of the Solar Together London initiative. Launched by London Mayor Sadiq Khan, Solar Together London, is a group-buying scheme, which gives Londoners the opportunity to buy high quality solar panels at a highly competitive price. The Mayor of London has teamed up with several London boroughs to organise … Continue reading Solar Together: London expands affordable solar panels scheme

Liter of Light providing sustainable solar lighting to people with limited access to electricity

Recycled plastic bottles and locally sourced materials are being put to good use illuminating homes, businesses, and streets worldwide as part of the Liter of Light initiative. Liter of Light is a global, grassroots movement commited to providing affordable, sustainable solar light to people with limited or no access to electricity. This source of light is based on a solar bottle, easy to install and … Continue reading Liter of Light providing sustainable solar lighting to people with limited access to electricity

Solar lighting helps school children in Kenya to do homework after school

Solar lighting has been a recent addition for school children on Wasini Island in Kwale county, Kenya – demonstrating how the introduction of sustainable energy can have a huge impact on learning. Just over a year ago, 15-year-old school boy Abdul Aziz could only work at night under the light of a kerosene lamp – this was costly for his family and unhealthy due to the noxious … Continue reading Solar lighting helps school children in Kenya to do homework after school

Reclaiming Coal Country: Organic farms rise where abandoned mines once lay in the US

Refresh Appalachia, a project of Coalfield Development, provides opportunities to former coal miners in agriculture, entrepreneurship, renewable energy and other areas. It one of a number of organisations helping coal communities in the US make the transition to cleaner energy. In the below video, West Virginian Chris Farley, who once worked in the coal mines, explains how he is now part of a movement of … Continue reading Reclaiming Coal Country: Organic farms rise where abandoned mines once lay in the US

Repowering London: People-powered renewable energy building self-sufficient communities

Repowering London, a not-for-profit cooperative, supports communities to deliver, own and manage renewable energy projects that provide benefits to themselves and those around them. By facilitating the co-production of community-owned renewable energy projects, Repowering London is helping to tackle fuel poverty in the capital. Started in 2011 by a group of volunteers in South London, Repowering London empowers communities to engage with energy. Working in partnership … Continue reading Repowering London: People-powered renewable energy building self-sufficient communities

Donald Trump-lookalike trashes solar farm in satirical ad-campaign for OVO Energy

The movement towards renewable energy is inevitable and nothing or no one can stop it from happening, regardless of the “power” that politicians like US President Donald Trump claim to have. This is a message that has been reiterated by OVO Energy, the UK’s largest independent energy supplier, in their latest advertising campaign. OVO Energy’s campaign, Power Your Life Differently, features a film that appears to … Continue reading Donald Trump-lookalike trashes solar farm in satirical ad-campaign for OVO Energy

How Energy Efficient Homes Save Money and Reduce Health Hazards? — ecogreenlove

Did you know that saving energy can help you earn financial benefits? Helping save energy can not only aid in saving the environment, but also help you lead a better life. It could also have possible benefits on your overall physical health as well. In fact, energy efficient homes have become popular criteria for potential buyers, looking for a nice home. You might have various … Continue reading How Energy Efficient Homes Save Money and Reduce Health Hazards? — ecogreenlove