Emerging Trends in Solar

Commercial Solar Lighting - Street LightThis is an amazing time to be alive. The technology is progressing so quickly and diversifying that sometimes we can’t even keep up. A vital aspect of the ever changing world of technology is the focus on mobility. We are rejecting the tethers which bind us to single locations and embracing the portable and self-sufficient devices.

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Why LED Lights Are Simply Better

Solar Parking Lot LightsThere have been great strides in the development of the LED technology over the years. They have become more durable, cheaper to produce and much more versatile. Conversely, the older types of lighting, namely the incandescent lights have pretty much reached their zenith years ago and could not be perfected any further.

So, what happens when you combine the fledgling technology of solar lighting with the efficiency of the LED type of lighting? You get amazing results and revolutionary results in both conservation of energy and cutting the costs of maintenance. Take the example of solar LED parking lot lights that are cropping up all through the USA. The solar collectors store energy in the batteries which is then used to power the LEDs during the night. All without being attached to the central electricity grid. This is possible due to the clear advantages of the LEDs over the other types of lighting.

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One more step towards Solar Energy in California

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California is taking another step towards renewable energy and especially Solar Power, which is a highly recommend energy source for the sunny state. The California Public Utilities Commission plan a roll-up from this year to 2020 to increase the use of solar energy in the state. Utilities in California are asked to invest about $3 billion on power storage solutions to be able to store 1325 megawatts by 2020. By then, California is asking energy providers in the state to source one third of their energy from renewable sources: solar power, wind power… Yet to be approved, this rule will be open to public comments early as next months. The main goal is to further California energy mix by producing and stocking more power from renewable sources. Continue reading “One more step towards Solar Energy in California”

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”

Possible electricity shortage in Texas this summer

taffic houston - street lightsAs summer is almost there, the country prepared to face electricity demands peaks. South regions of the United States are particularly monitored.

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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”