Let There Be Light - Solar That Is

Tue, 2007-07-31 12:07Emily Murgatroyd
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Let There Be Light - Solar That Is

Gudda, a small village in India received its first encounter with light after sunset with the arrival of solar panels. Solar powered batteries have enabled them to study later for school, do more business and play music.

Thanks to a organization called 'Barefoot College', an outfit started to help India's rural population develop their own solutions to problems and who's campus is powered by solar energy, Gudda resident Ram brought the technology to his village which now sees almost every household rooftop supporting solar panels.

Solar farm

Pressure continues to grow for European politicians to agree to further reductions of greenhouse gas emissions between now and 2030.

The European Union’s 2020 climate and energy package, which is binding legislation, calls for emissions to be cut by 20 per cent from 1990 levels by 2020. In addition, the plan calls for energy efficiency savings of 20 per cent and a 20 per cent increase in renewable energy technologies.

While the European Union seems largely on track to meet those targets, later this month...

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