Women eco-entrepreneurs in the solar energy industry are taking action for empowerment, diversity in careers, and extending access to energy to impoverished areas of the world.
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Randy and Denise Rowe of Harvey’s Lake, New Brunswick are starting an off grid brewery that uses solar and wind power and just a little bit of propane.
Two students at UConn have formed a business that sells solar power equipment to places that have no access to an electrical grid. Equipment to recharge digital devices and keep medical supplies refrigerated are among their products.
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Watly is a 15 ton machine that can turn contaminated water from a river, ocean or even sewage into drinking water. In addition, it generates enough electricity to power digital devices and is a wifi hotspot one kilometer wide. Watly is designed to solve three major infrastructure needs — access to clean water, electricity to run […]
A new town in southwest Florida intends to be the greenest community in the US. The developer has made sustainability the central theme of his new town, Babcock Ranch
In rural areas of Senegal, getting water for irrigating crops often comes with a hefty price tag, not only in terms of the cost to buy the fuel for it (about $1 per day for an average gas-powered irrigation pump), and the time necessary to procure it from the nearest gas station (which could be […]
The holiday season brings out the generous side of many of us, and we’re willing to go to great lengths to find the perfect gifts for our friends and relations. But all too often, even if those gifts seemed like a great idea at the time, many of them soon end up gathering dust instead […]
Can a social network, crowdsourced performance data, and collaborative analysis of home solar power systems lead to smarter solar power, and more of it? If the direction that Generaytor is heading is any indication, then the future of wiser solar will come, at least in part, through connecting people, data, and insights from real-world solar […]
In the developing world, finding a light in the darkness is not always easy or affordable. Sometimes the only available options are unhealthy and dangerous, such as burning kerosene, wood or coal. Other times, the only option is darkness. But you can’t fight Ebola in the dark. That’s where WakaWaka steps in. WakaWaka, which means […]
What do you do to further your goal of using business to help solve environmental issues, when you already give back a percentage of your profits to environmental organizations, you’ve become a B Corp (benefit corporation), you’re convincing your customers that they can repair their old gear and that they don’t need your latest product, […]
The launch of a new financing marketplace for commercial solar projects could make solar investing as easy as investing in the public markets, and give investors the healthy returns from renewable energy investments that many large institutional investors currently enjoy. Wunder Capital, a graduate of Techstar’s tech accelerator program, is essentially reimagining commercial solar finance […]
The sun is finally shining on solar energy. In the last few years, more and more households and establishments have adapted the use of photovoltaic (PV) systems. In the past year alone, users of PV systems grew by as much as 26% compared to the previous year. The primary driver behind that growth is the […]
It’s hard to believe that in this day and age, there are still large areas of the Earth without access to electricity, and many people living without even the most basic technology, such as a way to light up living and working areas. One solution, the solar bottle bulb, is designed to bring daylight into […]
To replace the dirty and expensive diesel generators often used to power the tools and equipment in his contracting business, a Hawaiian contractor built a portable solar generator to provide clean, quiet power on the jobsite, and his solar-on-wheels system is not just a functional tool, but is a great introduction to solar energy for […]
From sci-fi to drama and adventure, movies capture our attention and spur imagination like no other medium. In recent years, as the solar industry has grabbed our attention with increasing efficiency and every-lowering prices, the movie industry has also taken notice of this opportune resource. Not only are we seeing more and more solar […]
A few months ago, I retold the story of being (tangentially) involved in the development of an online solar calculator for consumers. We never quite got there, so I’m always impressed when I find a tool like this online: I know it takes a lot of work…