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

Red Cloud Renewable Energy Center: Training Native Americans in renewable energy

Red Cloud Renewable Energy Center is training Native Americans from around the country in renewable energy so they can then share this solar know-how with their reservations and homes nationwide. Founded by Lakota native Henry Red Cloud, Red Cloud Renewable Energy Center (RCREC) teaches students how to capture and use solar energy. Henry Red Cloud is the direct fifth generation descendant of Chief Red Cloud, one of … Continue reading Red Cloud Renewable Energy Center: Training Native Americans in renewable energy

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