1. The single most powerful source of energy in the World

    I learnt something new last week. It’s obvious in hindsight. Solar power will be the most powerful single source of energy in the world. I told my 11 year old daughter. “I already know that” she replied.

    It’s good to know the older generation are catching up.

     
  2. Feb 3rd, 2014    
  3. Technology helps poor Africans avoid dirty, dangerous fuel

     
  4. Jan 27th, 2014    
  5. Today’s Google Doodle of the British Museum and a photo of the 100th object exhibit - I recommend you so see for yourself. It’s a breath taking building and as you can see the exhibits are enlightening!

     
  6. Jan 15th, 2014     the british museumgoogle doodlesolar lights
  7. The 100th object

    Today Google UK dedicated their Google Doodle to the British Museum.

    It’s an inspiring place to walk into.
    It also has exhibits from the “History of the World in a 100 Objects” chosen and narrated by museum director Neil MacGregor and broadcast on BBC Radio.

    And do you know what the 100th object is?
    Chosen for not what it has achieved but for what it will achieve.

    The solar light!

    You can read about the exhibit here.

    http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/highlight_objects/solar-powered_lamp__charger.aspx

    And you can hear the podcast here

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/ahow

     
  8. Jan 15th, 2014     google doodlethe british museumsolar lights@solaraid
  9. Introducing the latest Lego mini-figure from SolarAid. A SunnyMoney top solar light seller (note medal) with SunKing Pro and ERP manual.

    Dedicated to Daniel Paterson for his dedication and support.

     
  10. Oct 11th, 2013     solaraidsunnymoneysolar
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    Delighted to see my colleagues in Senegal are enjoying sustainable renewable energy biscuits. Looks like they enjoyed them!

    Delighted to see my colleagues in Senegal are enjoying sustainable renewable energy biscuits. Looks like they enjoyed them!

     
  12. Jul 4th, 2013     biscuitsrenewable energy
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    Spreading the light

    Its amazing the ‘ripple effect’ a solar light can have. 

    When Steve Taylor provided a solar study light to James Hall when he was in Europe, who in turn shared it with John Martin from Qioptic back in the US, the ripple effect started.

    John immediately thought that others, who share his passion for solar, should see and hear about these lights and the impact they are making in Africa. What better opportunity than the up and coming Photo Voltatic Specialists conference in Tampa, Florida. 

    John who was the Exhibits and Sponsorship Chair got in touch with  Ryne Rafaelle and Chris Jannuzzi also involved in the conference to help make it happen.

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    But how were SolarAid, based in the UK, to have a presence in Florida USA in a matter of weeks?

    John had someone in mind. Up stepped Kyle from California who immediately ‘got’ what SolarAid were up to as he has a brother working in Africa.

    Kyle in turn got together a team prepared to give their time.

    We sent over the artwork for posters and post cards that were printed locally and arranged solar lights (and kerosene tin lamps) for the conference exhibition. Tracy Tarant got them to the exhibit on time. 

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    And it’s just as well. the SolarAid booth was “totally swamped” and enabled SolarAid to reach hundreds of PV professionals with a passion for solar.

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    So a big sunny thank you to the amazing team of volunteers who represented SolarAid in Florida, dedicating many hours in helping spread the word about our mission.

    Kyle Montgomery, Nick Alexander and Susan Spencer, Souhib Harb we salute you.

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    Steve, James, John, Ryne, Chris, and Tracy thanks for making the ripple effect happen. We couldn’t have done it without you. That’s the power of solar!

    And we hope the ripple effect will continue … from the interest successfully generated at PVSC in SolarAid’s work at and our mission. 

    So be careful when a solar light reaches your hand  things will start to happen. It’s through the actions of people like this that we will eradicate the kerosene lamp by the end of the decade. 

     
  14. Jun 28th, 2013     solarPVSCSolarAid
  15. Amazing what pictures you can take of a solar light! Picture of the week has to got to these captivating pictures taken on a Duke of Edinburgh camping hike in the UK.

     
  16. Jun 27th, 2013     solarlightcamping
  17. Just like the No.12 London bus you wait for ages then three come along at once. Three awards for SolarAid in June! The Guardian Sustainable Business AwardThe Google Global Impact Award and finally Winner of The Ashden International Gold Award. 

    You can relive the moment SolarAid was announced by Emma Freud. Listen out for the sharp intake of breath from yours truly as the penny drops.

     
  18. Jun 26th, 2013     SolarAidAshdenAwards
  19. I have the shirt, warm wishes from friends and colleagues, and the Sun is out. The Blenheim triathlon awaits… BHAG busting!

    I have the shirt, warm wishes from friends and colleagues, and the Sun is out. The Blenheim triathlon awaits… BHAG busting!

     
  20. Jun 7th, 2013     SunSolarTriathlon