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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 Power Helps Nigerians Recover From Attacks

Nigerian communities are seeing the immense benefits of solar energy after houses in Gaham Mojiri were destroyed by militant group Boko Haram. Most residents who fled the violence have returned after Boko Haram lost its control over the territories. To help residents rebuild, the Energy Commission of Nigeria and UN Development Program have introduced solar panels to their villages.

Villagers are now able to access clean water using solar water pumps. Going solar has also helped improve security as there are now solar powered street ...

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Firefly Solar Panels Light Up Tanzanian Village

A small village in rural Tanzania has been outfitted with solar panels and lighting equipment as part of an initiative conducted by the Mashaka Foundation and American Engineering Group. The benefits of the lighting were immediate and profound, as this article from Tanzania's Daily News demonstrates:

[...] Local residents say the solar power light has among other things helped to chase away hyenas that have been disturbing and putting their lives in danger for years. “In the past we used to go to bed as ...

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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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