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