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Moira Hanes | EcoWatch | June 19, 2017
This fall, rangers protecting rhinos, tigers and other endangered wildlife in Nepal's famous Chitwan National Park will get a solar system that powers one of their isolated stations deep in the jungle. At the same time, local women will get the training and tools they need to sell low-cost clean energy technologies to people living in the buffer zone that surrounds the park.
Matthew Podolsky| Eyes on Conservation| June 14, 2017
Today’s guests on the show are working to empower local entrepreneurs and bring solar power to the Buffer Zone communities of Nepal. Moira Hanes is the co-founder and board chair of Empowered by Light, and Anya Cherneff is the co-founder and executive director of Empower Generation.
Planet Experts | June 14, 2017
This fall, rangers protecting rhinos, tigers and other endangered wildlife in Nepal’s famous Chitwan National Park will get a solar system that will light and power an isolated ranger outpost deep in the jungle. At the same time, local women will get the training and tools they need to sell low-cost clean energy technologies to people living in the buffer zone that surrounds the park. This is all part of continued collaboration in Nepal by Empowered by Light, which helps remote communities throughout the world develop renewable energy projects, and Empower Generation, which empowers women to become clean-energy entrepreneurs.
Carolyn Fortuna | CleanTechnica | June 10, 2017
Clean energy training is coming to a remote area of Nepal. The partner organizations Empowered by Light and Empower Generation will offer opportunities to women in the area surrounding a UNESCO World Heritage site to become clean-energy entrepreneurs while also improving the daily lives of the park’s rangers.
TGEink| June 6, 2017
While we are not likely to wish for a way of life without modern conveniences, relearning how we fit into a system that includes animals, plants and people in a giant interconnected, biodiverse planet is long over due. This video, which is about how solar is raising the quality of life in an area of Nepal, it is truly about cultures listening, learning and building together. Full video below.
By: Tom Kenning| PV Tech| August 26, 2016
Not-for-profit GivePower Foundation, created by US firm SolarCity, has installed the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) first minigrid using solar and battery storage at Virunga National Park.