UK solar charity wins Google award

A charity which promotes solar powered lights in Africa has won a £500,000 grant from Google to spread its lights to 144,000 rural Tanzanian families. SolarAid won one of four Google Global Impact Awards awarded to British non-profits which are using technology to tackle the world’s toughest problems. The non-profit group’s solar lamps can be […]

Author Ian McEwan backs solar charity

Best-selling author Ian McEwan is backing a small UK-based charity which has pledged to eradicate kerosene lamps in Africa by 2020 and replace them with solar powered lamps. McEwan, whose novel ‘Atonement’ was made into a film starring Keira Knightley and James McAvoy, also penned the novel ‘Solar’ which tried to pump a little humour […]

New initiative to educate students on renewable energy

Schoolchildren across the UK will now be educated on renewable energy in a bid to help reach the UK’s target. The initiative is part of a solar firm’s move to raise awareness of renewable energy and carbon savings among children aged above seven years. Lightsource Renewable Energy, in partnership with charity group SolarAid, has provided […]

Brave solar cyclist battles on after truck hit

A London-based cyclist who is raising money for a solar charity with a round-the-world record attempt has pledged “to be back on road in a few days” after being hit by a truck in the United States yesterday. Zimbabwe-born Sean Conway, who lives in North London is attempting to cycle 18,000 miles through Europe, Africa, […]