Thursday, March 13, 2014

Solatube Daylighting Systems

I stumbled across this hybrid car on my dog walk this balmy evening, & was intrigued by the 'Solatube' stenciling on the side, so I took a pic & checked em out on the web when I got home.




How cool is this??  This gutter system business offers these babies as one of their side products: small, affordable sky lights that work naturally & effectively in any room of your house; no structural changes to your house, about 2 hours to install.




I have no idea what they cost, but natural sunlight in all of your rooms??  Count me in !!

Based in Fairfield & Grass Valley, CA... check em out if you're in the area:

www.byersleafguard.com 







Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Solar Power & Electric Vehicles - NorCal Solar Speaker Series

Interested in solar?  Have an electric vehicle (or really, really want one) ?

NorCal Solar's latest Speaker Series topic is the nexus between PV & EVs.  This event will take place in Palo Alto on the evening of March 26th.  Refreshments starting at 6pm, speakers at 7pm, at the Peninsula Conservation Center:





They encourage people to pre-register so they can provide enough food and beverage (including wine and beer !).  Do it here:  www.norcalsolar.org.


Friday, March 7, 2014

TanzSolar's Residential Installations in Tanzania: Update

"What we are finding in our follow-up visits is that people are very, very happy to have solar lights.  They are saving a significant amount on kerosene purchases -a few dollars/month, which could easily be 20% of their monthly income.  They comment that their children can now study in the evenings, and they are glad when they no longer have smoky kerosene lanterns indoors."





See more @ Global Giving!

http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/solar-light4africa/updates/?subid=41763&rf=progrept4313&utm_content=Project%20Report%3A%20March%202014%20Report&utm_campaign=Progress%20Report&utm_source=email2.globalgiving.org&utm_medium=email