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27 years’ worth of worldwide energy consumption equals only one day’s worth of solar energy hitting the earth. While we get more than enough sun to support our global energy needs, the two major barriers to solar energy are high capital cost and unev

27 years’ worth of worldwide energy consumption equals only one day’s worth of solar energy hitting the earth. While we get more than enough sun to support our global energy needs, the two major barriers to solar energy are high capital cost and unev

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While most communities are struggling with renewable energy, Nova Scotia (Canadian province) is on track to exceed its renewable energy goals. It is true that Nova Scotia may have a geographic advantage over other communities in harnessing wind and h

While most communities are struggling with renewable energy, Nova Scotia (Canadian province) is on track to exceed its renewable energy goals. It is true that Nova Scotia may have a geographic advantage over other communities in harnessing wind and h

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Shelly commented on "Adopt" a Solar "Block": A Global Exchange

This is great. You are AWESOME Natalie :) I especially like the solar highways idea. I'm starting to wonder if solar grid is too complicated to install and distribute for the communities that I had in mind, and if highways, stoves, and chargers (since many communities in Africa etc are seeing high and growing mobile penetration) are better options...what do you think?

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Shelly commented on "Adopt" a Solar "Block": A Global Exchange

Hi Carles,

Thanks for the insightful comment! I've been thinking about adopting a part of the panel/block...definitely see how that would encourage deeper knowledge and collaboration. I wonder if there would be a barrier to get things moving with such dependence though. With solar blocks/stoves/tiles, the more the better, but having one solar powered stove for example, would still be able to help. I wonder if the risk of having dependence in partly adopting a solar panel etc would be that if there's no collective effort, the project can fail to work?

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Shelly commented on "Adopt" a Solar "Block": A Global Exchange

Thank you! :) Awesome