Solar Power Spreads from Tanzania to India and Beyond…



OO Getting Everyone Involved:
Major US Solar Companies Announce Workforce Initiative
– to diversify the force both in gender and economic backgrounds.

OO Solar Energy’s New Best Friend Is … The Christian Coalition – as Christians note their mandate of preserving God’s creation and their children’s future.

OO Buyers Will Pay More For Homes With Solar Panels says a new study.

Source GreenTechMedia

OO How Do You Know Your Solar Panels Are Working Correctly?
You Probably Don’t
– many homes have malfunctioning or even non-functioning systems, a study found, despite meters that tell owners how the system is performing.

OO San Diego, CA Utility to Expand Solar-Power Microgrid
With a $5 Million State Grant

OO San Antonio, TX: Offer Free Electricity For Using Rooftops as Solar Power Sources – is the tack for a pilot utility program to spread solar rooftops into lower income communities.


OO Decentralized Renewables Set for 70% Annual Growth in India says a new report.

OO India Starts Building World’s Largest Solar Plant, Overtaking U.S. – the 750 MW project could ultimately power some 2 million households.

OO Bangladesh Aims to Be the World’s First Solar Nation via rooftop solar mainly, says the government, with financial assistance from the World Bank and others.

This man uses his solar panels (visible on the roof behind him) to power up villagers’ cellphones. He charges them for 12 cents apiece. Credit: Tim McDonnell/the Climate Desk

OO These Tanzanian Villages Don’t Have Plumbing –
They Have Solar Power

OO One Million Solar Homes – Tanzanian Style – means designing, building and installing solar panels, lighting, batteries and a meter in an off-the-grid home, which is then paid in installments as cheap as twenty cents a day. It’s a model that might light up Africa.


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About melharte

Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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