Shri Kshethra Dharmasthala Rural Development Project (SKDRDP) in South India is a prime example of the vital role a well-run microfinance organisation can play in meeting the poor’s energy needs.
Arizona gets plenty of sunlight, and researchers there are working hard to turn that energy into electricity we can use. At Arizona State University, graduate students make and test new materials that will allow us to build smaller, cheaper, flexible photovoltaic solar cells that can go almost anywhere and test solar cells to see how surface shape affects the energy production of the cells
Wadebridge in Cornwall has gone from being a regular town in the South West of England to one of the most unique of its kind in the country – in just one year. With ambitions of generating a third of their power with local renewable energy by 2015, they have challenged Government policy, installed solar across the town from homes to schools to farm fields, and opened the UK’s first ‘Energy Shop’ on their high street. Oh, and are funding the shop and other community projects using income from their solar power!
Will your town join the solar revolution and be the next Wadebridge?
“Britain’s First Solar Powered Town? Episode three” is the third of four short films documenting one towns’ shift to solar power. The third episode shows the towns first solar farm up and running, generating power for over 30 homes and an income for the community. Jeremy Leggett, author of The Solar Century, visits Wadebridge to encourage them to maintain momentum and stresses the importance of their determination to carve a path for others to follow across the world.