All posts from Aisha Abdelhamid

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Solar Schools — Could Your School Be One?

Putting climate change in the classroom in new and exciting ways, Solar Schools offers a totally unique way to crowdfund clean energy for UK schools. Run by 10:10, a UK-based charity helping to tackle global warming, the Solar Schools program has helped schools raise £470,000 ($724,785) for solar installations, and installed over 800 solar panels […]

June 9th

South Carolina Marks New Solar Milestone

A new solar agreement marks a key milestone for South Carolina customers in the Duke Energy service area. Enhancing Duke Energy’s Distributed Energy Resource programs, the new proposals are designed to grow solar capacity in the utility company’s South Carolina service area from about 2 megawatts to about 110 megawatts. Included in the proposed programs are more […]

June 4th

Indonesia’s Solar Lantern Zoo Cuts Out The Darkness

Originally published on With a population of about 700 people, the village of Sone in West Timor, Indonesia, is famous throughout the region for its production of beautiful, traditional fabrics. Located close to a mountain summit, Sone is completely off the electricity grid. With the hope of learning about the challenges of living in […]

June 4th

ITC 5-Year Extension Supported In “New Energy for America Act”

Announcing its support for legislation extending the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for both residential and commercial solar installations, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) said it will provide a big boost to the US economy, while also helping to fight pollution and climate change. Introduced by Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-5), the New Energy for America […]

June 4th

IRENA 5-Year 100% Clean Power Plan for Djibouti

Originally published on A new IRENA report provides a 5-year plan for using Djibouti’s abundant renewable energy sources to solve the nation’s serious concerns regarding rising energy demand, limited energy security, and rampant unemployment. Astonishingly, IRENA claims that by 2020, 100% of Djibouti’s energy demand can be met through renewables. The economic renaissance that […]

May 28th

Saudi Arabia Focusing On CSP, Adding 41 GW Solar By 2032

Originally published on Significantly boosting electricity generation from renewable sources in the upcoming years, Saudi Arabia is expected to experience robust growth in its solar power market, with a special focus on Concentrated Solar Power technology. According to a recently published report from TechSci Research, a “phenomenal” rate of growth is anticipated, especially between 2015–2020. […]

May 26th

Solar Schools Award Kids’ Creativity

An innovative partnership has been sparking children’s creativity across the UK, encouraging them to “get creative” about renewable energy, solar power, and climate change. Good Energy, 10:10, and Solar Schools held an exciting competition for the kids and provided £9,000 ($13,970) in cash for prizes to go towards the award-winning schools’ purchase of solar panels. […]

May 22nd

Solar Power On the Rise in Muslim Bashkortostan

Originally published on From deep down in the Earth, 300,000 barrels of oil a day are filled in the Autonomous Republic of Bashkortostan. Nevertheless, this oil-wealthy majority-Muslim nation is expanding its economic energy in the direction of up. High up into the sky, to be specific. Turning its energy and attention to the bright, […]

May 21st