Solar Panels: A homeowner’s route to free energy and freedom from energy giants

Installing solar panels on the roofs of homes is enabling households to save money, to be independent of big energy corporations and to help preserve the environment. Once the initial cost for installing solar panels on a roof has been paid, there are no further costs involved as from then on a household will be generating its own energy free of charge. Solar panels require light, … Continue reading Solar Panels: A homeowner’s route to free energy and freedom from energy giants

W Dusk Group: Indigenous-owned company developing solar and wind energy projects

W Dusk Group is an indigenous-owned company actively developing solar and wind energy projects throughout Canada. The project, which are both community-owned and community-operated, are designed to work in harmony with nature. The Vancouver-based business offers renewable energy sources such as solar, wind and hydrokinetic, and most recently constructed a solar farm in Haida Gwaii, BC. The 100-kilowatt solar system on the Haida Heritage Centre is the largest community-owned … Continue reading W Dusk Group: Indigenous-owned company developing solar and wind energy projects

Solar Sister: Women, the driving force behind clean energy use in Africa

Solar Sister is creating a woman-powered green energy revolution in Africa, including in some of the most rural areas, by training women to sell clean energy sources and so becoming self-sufficient and economically independent. The not-for-profit social enterprise, Solar Sister, has a network of female entrepreneurs operating throughout Africa, bringing life-changing, affordable clean energy to their communities. The organisation recruits women in some of the most … Continue reading Solar Sister: Women, the driving force behind clean energy use in Africa

Global Himalayan Expedition: Bringing solar power grids to some of the most remote villages

Solar energy is available everywhere and to everyone. Last year, the Global Himalayan Expedition (GHE) successfully installed a solar power grid in Shade, the remotest village of the Zanskar valley in the Himalayas. The village of Shade, which is home to a total of 11 families and about 70 residents, is not the easiest journey. It takes around seven days to trek from the last motorable road … Continue reading Global Himalayan Expedition: Bringing solar power grids to some of the most remote villages

Professional climber Jessica Kilroy on scaling new heights as a wind turbine technician

The renewable energy sector is one of the fastest growing industries, offering job opportunities and training to many. With giant wind turbines supplying more and more of the world’s clean energy, their maintenance is essential. When wind turbines break down, they need to be fixed fast. For professional climber and conservationist, Jessica Kilroy, finding a job as a wind turbine technician was a dream come … Continue reading Professional climber Jessica Kilroy on scaling new heights as a wind turbine technician