Solar Lights

Mohali: All villages in the district to get solar lights

THE PUNJAB Energy Development Agency PEDA is installing solar lights at villages in the district. The agency claimed that it has installed 1,400 solar powered lights in various villages, while a proposal for 1,500 more such lights has been sent to higher authorities for approval. Suresh Goel, the agencys Mohali manager, said that to promote non-conventional energy sources, an exhibition has been organised at the Gurudwara Amb Sahib. Goel said that under the Solar Farm Scheme, farmers can install...

Falling in love with solar; breaking old habits and feeling so fresh

HAVING started Kenyas first e-commerce website mamamikes.com , before the word e-commerce was a vocabulary known to many in Kenya or Africa, I am what some people may describe as pioneer entrepreneur.In that respect I always considered myself an enlightened and modern person, planning ahead, thinking about tomorrow before the sun set on today. In many ways that has been true, except for one stubborn habit.Living in Nairobi means being prepared for blackouts. Although admittedly these days blacko...

Celebrities rally behind solar for Africa

From green schools to Live Earth, R&B/hip hop artist Akon has given his voice to green causes before. And through his charity, Akon Lighting Africa, he's been working since 2014 to bring clean, renewable energy to rural communities who would otherwise rely on kerosene lanterns.He's not the only one.Canadian recording artist Raghav has just release Until the Sun Comes Up in collaboration with Nelly, Bollywood superstar Abhishek Bachchan, and UK-based charity Solar Aid. The result was a song, a mu...

Guwahati and five other cities to be developed as 'solar cities' in

AGARTALA: Guwahati and five other cities in the northeast will be developed as solar cities to reduce dependency on conventional energy, a top official has said. The six cities - Guwahati and Jorhat in Assam, Kohima and Dimapur in Nagaland, Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh and Agartala in Tripura - will be developed under the Development of Solar Cities Programme of the union ministry of new and renewable energy MNRE , the official of the Tripura's urban development department said. "To reduce de...

Australian solar company Pollinate Energy brings light to slums of

With indoor air pollution from kerosene lamps and stoves the second largest cause of death in India, one company, founded by Australians, has come up with a solution to the problem.Every night in the sprawling shanty towns of the country of 1.2 billion people, the air fills with dense, black smoke."We used to get oil from the market and pour it into the lamp and light it; the house used to get full of soot and dirt," said Abdul, a slum-dweller in Bangalore who lives in a hut made of wooden board...

Solar Energy Ladder Can Help Communities Climb Out Of Energy

Solar Energy Ladder Can Help Communities Climb Out Of Energy Poverty May 15th, 2015 by Rocky Mountain Institute  Originally published on RMI Outlet. By Laurie Guevara-Stone Access to electricity is crucial for sustainable economic development. Yet 1.3 billion people around the world live without basic access to electricity. Many of these people rely on unhealthy polluting kerosene lamps for nighttime lighting. Those with access to electricity in the developing world often rely on coal- or ...

Liter of Light's solar-powered, DIY lamp made from a plastic bottle is

It is, I learn, 1,000 years since the great Arabic scientist, Ibn al-Haytham, released his magnum opus on optics, 150 years since James Clerk Maxwell came up with the electromagnetic theory of light, and 50 years since the development of fibre optics. All of which enlightening anniversaries provide a handy springboard for Unesco to promote light-based technologies throughout the year.For those of us who spend our lives surrounded by artificial light, bathed in floods of the stuff in our homes an...

KMC plans more solar street lamps

KATHMANDU, JAN 02 - The Kathmandu Metropolitan City KMC has come up with a plan to install more solar power street lamps in the Capital this year. After the success of solar powered lights in various areas in the city for Saarc Summit, the metropolis said it wants to invest more on this sustainable technology. The KMC is in talks with the Thamel Tourism Development Council TTDC to install solar lamps in Thamel. “As a tourist area, we have always wanted to illuminate Thamel. We are very hop...

Solar energy powers village economy

From a stone cutter to a solar light maker the transition is swift and fast. Chenamma no longer works in the hot sun to eke out a living. She now sits under a fan and deftly fixes wires, batteries and screws for the mini solar LED light. She makes 50 solar lights a day, earning Rs. 280.Chenamma is among the several villagers making a fast buck in spite of their illiteracy. Thanks to the technology revolution unleashed by the National Institute of Rural Development, several inaccessible villages...

Pollinate Energy, inspired by two-day blackout, uses solar light to

An Australian solar company is shining a light on impoverished communities in India, helping to improve the lives of locals and boost employment.Pollinate Energy aims to help India's urban poor by giving them access to solar lights.The business has so far sold over 6,000 solar lights to 500 communities in Bangalore.The company was founded by Emma Colenbrander and four friends using $50,000 of their own capital following a two-day blackout in 2012 which left more than half a billion Indians in da...