Africa's quiet solar revolution
The Christian Science Monitor
25 January 2015
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Electricity is hard to come by in much of Africa. Now, skipping over the fossil fuel age, solar panels are bringing a cheap form of electricity to the continent.
Community Power Offers Fukushima a Brighter, Cleaner Future
19 June 2017
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Once a household name across the world for the disaster caused by the 2011 earthquake and nuclear disaster, Fukushima is on the path to revitalization. Locals in Fukushima are working to dispel any myths left behind in order to move the city and people forward through sustainable practices. Dubbed as "community power," these community members have taken significant steps to bring new energy options to the region.
Kenya embraces solar to meet energy needs
Deutsche Welle (DW)
25 November 2016
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In order to meet the needs of the country, Kenya is slowly moving away from costly and environmentally damaging energy sources to solar powered energy. Farmers and medical clinics alike are seeing the benefit both from a financial and practical standpoint, as they embrace solar installations that help them do business even better.
Northern Lights: Large-Scale Solar Power Is Spreading Across the U.S.
23 March 2017
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Once largely confined to the desert Southwest, solar power is making its way across the United States. Due to decreasing prices in installations, coupled with government incentives and increasing knowledge of energy harvesting capabilities, solar has recently found its way into places such as Idaho, Maine, Alabama, Iowa, Kentucky, and Nebraska - with places like Georgia and Florida are looking to expand. Despite the pushback from the newest presidential administration, even cynics of the solar power movement are declaring it the most viable option.
Renewables roadshow: how the 'nonna effect' got Darebin's pensioners signing up to solar
22 March 2017
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Although solar installations have been on the rise, it's often those that could most benefit from this renewable energy source that can't access it. The Darebin City Council in Australia recognized this challenge faced by very low-income households, and began what is now known as the Solar Saver program. Although it initially began as a way to help these families cut electricity costs, it is now focused on making solar more accessible by providing no cost installations and a 10-year payment plan that ultimately helps the families cut costs.