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HELIO Will Be at the 2018 Intersolar North America Conference

Intersolar North America, North America’s most attended solar event and premier networking platform, takes place July 10-12, 2018 in San Francisco. The event’s exhibition and conference both focus on the areas of photovoltaics, PV production technologies, smart renewable energy, and solar thermal technologies. Since being founded, Intersolar has become the most important industry platform for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers, and partners of the solar industry.

This year, HELIO will be making its’ InterSolar debut! Nonprofit member-supported NorCal Solar partners every year with ...

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Join Team Sierra's Outdoor Challenge for a Chance to Win a Helio Light!

Makers4Good is a proud sponsor of Team Sierra’s Outdoor Challenge.

If you would like a chance to receive one of our HELIO solar-powered 3-in-1 lights, join Team Sierra’s Outdoor Challenge!

You’ll help yourself by getting out, connecting to the planet, and challenging yourself to partake in multiple outdoor adventures … and, you’ll help support the good work Sierra Club accomplishes in the process. Plus, as a participant of the Outdoor Challenge, you’ll get a chance to win one of our HELIO ...

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ENGIE and Watts of Love Team Up to Fight Darkness with Solar Lamps

All around the world, more than 1.1 billion people live in darkness when the sun goes down. In Guatemala, a staggering 20% of the population is deprived of electricity—a basic necessity most people take for granted. ENGIE Resources and Watts of Love have partnered together to bring sustainable solar lighting to remote villages without access to power in Guatemala. ENGIE Resources if the third largest retail electricity in the United States and has a rich history of philanthropic giving. Watts of Love is ...

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Help Light up Tanzania with the Some of the Best Solar Lights

Light up Tanzania, a solar-based campaign lead by the nonprofit organizations Lalafofofo and Last Mile, have partnered together to provide the best solar lights to Tanzanian communities in East Africa. Villagers in the Kilimanjaro Region of Tanzania live in extreme poverty and have to endure 12-hour stretches of pitch darkness on a day-to-day basis.

Lalafofofo’s primary mission is to create and oversee economical, small-scale service projects through recruiting and educating families in Silicon Valley, California to assist with service projects. Additionally, Lalafofofo maintains 8-10 ...

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Solar Airplane Traverses Atlantic Ocean

Bertrand Piccard has just completed the first traversal of the Atlantic Ocean in an entirely solar-powered airplane. The story is fascinating. Merrit Kennedy of NPR writes:

Piccard had to try to avoid clouds, or fly above them, so that the plane could use the sun's power to charge its batteries. The plane also climbs to higher altitudes during the day, collecting potential energy, and then uses that stored energy to descend to lower altitudes as night falls. As the team explains, that's "a ...

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