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Dutch company Vitron Energy has donated 60 solar mobile phone chargers to the typhoon-hit region of Tacloban on the island of Leyte, Philippines.
As part of the economic recovery efforts that have been taking place in Japan following the 2011 tsunami and subsequent nuclear disaster, solar panels have been fitted to an agricultural greenhouse for a demonstration project in Minamisoma, Fukushima.
The team from Vienna University has won the US Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon competition to design and build an ultra efficient home.
PV manufacturer Renesola has donated photovoltaic (PV) modules to the Brian D. Robertson Memorial Solar Schools Fund, to be installed at 12 educational facilites in Illinois, USA.
Hanwha Group’s ‘Happy Sunshine’ campaign is to provide a 30kW distributed rooftop PV plant to Yuyangguan Town Hope Primary School, Wufeng County in Hubei province, China.
Seraphim Solar System has donated two 8KW off-grid PV solar systems to two Tibetan primary schools.
Rjukan is plunged into darkness for nearly six months a year - the valley town plans to combat the shade with giant solar powered mirrors.
Outdoor workers in Dubai have been equipped with solar powered cooling caps.
The Kyocera Corporation and its president Goro Yamaguchi continue to make good on their 2009 promise to continue donating solar power systems to schools in Africa that have no access to the electricity grid. The aid is part of the Japanese Government’s pledge to support African development to the tune of 3.2 trillion yen (US$33.68 billion) over five years.
Global fast food chain McDonald’s is seeking to give its brand an eco-friendly makeover by installing solar powered carports at a number of its restaurants in Holland.