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Panasonic Corporation is expanding its “100 Thousand Solar Lanterns Project” to people all around the world. The initial focus in providing free solar powered lighting focused on Sumba, Indonesia, which started in March 2014.
This year at Carrera Solar Atacama 2014, South America’s only solar car race, Japan’s Tokai University emerged as the winner of the race with a solar car powered by Panasonic’s HIT solar modules and high-capacity lithium-ion batteries.
Leading microinverter firm, Enphase Energy is to donate up to 100 microinverters and 25 ‘Envoy’ communication gateway devices for small educational PV systems at approximately 25 schools in the US, this year.
REC Solar has donated a 20kW PV hybrid system to the hurricane-hit community of Sungko Barangay on Bantayan Island in the Philippines.
Trina Solar has donated 9.5kW of solar panels to a primary school in Tanzania.
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.