Solar Energy in Schools: Alternative Way of Powering Education Institutions

Schools install solar streetlightPublic and private corporations, small businesses, non-governmental organizations and even educational institutions have embraced this efficient and eco-friendly source of electrical energy. There are many reasons why a lot of people prefer using solar power and solar streetlight, ranging from lower costs to efficiency and the need to conserve the environment. Nowadays it has become almost rare to come across an educational institution that does not have solar streetlights.

Various studies have reported that solar energy has high ROI. In other words, the investment put in harnessing this source of electricity is worth the returns. For this reason, ambitious entrepreneurs don’t hesitate to install solar energy on their premises. A number of local government organizations embrace it as well, and that’s why you see numerous streets being powered by solar streetlights. The high cost of traditional energy together with several other factors have made solar power the most sensible choice for many institutions.

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European solar projects

Solar in Europe - Solar Outdoor LightingWe have truly made great strides in adopting solar technologies into our electricity grid here in the USA, and we can be proud of ourselves for doing our part in reducing the global fossil fuel dependency. However, we are neither the first nor the most successful at this. Many countries, such as Morocco and Japan are very big players in this game. Another name which pops out is the European Union. They have contributed significantly, both as a single entity and as individual countries. Solar outdoor lighting is becoming more accessible to the cold northern countries as well, so it has been on the rise in the past years.

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Morocco’s Solar Future

Solar streetlight - Morroco solar futureWe tend to associate solar power with highly developed countries like the USA or European countries. However, there are places on this planet that have very little in natural resources, but are given plenty of sunshine. One such place is the North African country of Morocco. Located on the very north west of Africa, just a narrow Strait of Gibraltar away from Spain, this country is predominantly covered in desert. The Sahara covers large swathes of land and makes these parts almost uninhabitable, and certainly unfit for agriculture.

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Solar Outdoor Lighting project winner of Google Global Impact Challenge

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Last week, we reveal to you our favorite project on the Google Global Impact Challenge, The solar outdoor lighting project in Tanzania, from the non-profits SolarAid. On June 4th, Google announced the name of the 4 winners to receive the £500,000 prize and the NGO is among them!

The Charity aims to prevent the use of kerosene lamps in Africa. For this purpose, they are active in few countries on the continent and intent to expand further with time. With the Google Global Impact Prize, they will supply several household with 14,400 solar outdoor lights. Continue reading “Solar Outdoor Lighting project winner of Google Global Impact Challenge”

Last Day to Vote on Google Global Impact Challenge

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Today is your last chance to vote for your Top 4 favorites projects on Google Global Impact Challenge. This initiative will allow Google to support 4 non-profits organisations to launch and develop a project. Public’s vote will name the winner of £500,000 prize, which represents about $758,000. Continue reading “Last Day to Vote on Google Global Impact Challenge”

Solar powered traffic lights for Lahore

 

In Lahore, Pakistan, the main crossroads are often victims of severe traffic jams. Due to power outages, traffic lights stop, creating a big mess in the most frequented street of the city. The city council decided to test 5 solar traffic lights on the biggest junctions of Lahore. By June 10th, five traffic lights will be converted to solar power. Continue reading “Solar powered traffic lights for Lahore”

Self-made Eco Village in New-Zealand

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A group of 6 families decided to build their own village, but nothing like the regular one. They based their village on a sustainable scheme, self-sufficient in energy, in New Zealand. The Village also has a farm with cows to provide fresh and organic milk as well as small fields to provide vegetables to the community. Build to be sustainable as well as realistic, the village is an open community and several houses are ready to welcome new inhabitants. Continue reading “Self-made Eco Village in New-Zealand”