Monthly Archives: July 2019

Solar Street Lights Improve Quality Of Life

India's solar powered street lights

A government program in India helps provide solar-powered street lights to rural communities. Solar lighting is bringing changes to many areas, including the village of Balla, near the Himalayas in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh. In the past, many villagers never left homes after the sun went down. The reason: the streets usually went completely […]

Camping with Solar Power

off grid camping with solar

Once you set up a solar grid for camping, you’ll never look back. Keeping your devices charged (and charging) while camping used to be challenging, but with the incredible improvements in power storage and solar efficiency it has become very easy to set up your own portable power grid to take with you on the […]

New Yorkers Embrace Solar Power

New York Goes Solar

In an effort to reduce their carbon footprints, homeowners across New York City are increasingly turning to solar energy, with Brooklyn brownstone owners hurrying to catch up with their counterparts in Queens and Staten Island. Because solar panels are generally designed for sloped roofs, Brooklyn’s many flat-topped row-houses have put the borough at a disadvantage, […]

Solar-Powered Car Debuts

solar powered car

There’s a lot of buzz around a new car called the Lightyear One. Mostly because it’s powered by the sun. The electric vehicle was designed by a team of engineers who are the defending champions of the World Solar Challenge race in Australia. The sleek five-passenger four-door is primarily a plug-in electric with a claimed 450 miles […]