15 Feb '12, 5pm

The Humanitarian Side of Solar and Renewables : Greentech Media via @greentechmedia

The Humanitarian Side of Solar and Renewables : Greentech Media via @greentechmedia

Dedicated conservationists all over the globe are studying species in decline and trying to learn enough to save them. They live and work in extreme environments and they need electricity to run their camps, power their communications and just to keep their modest facilities in good repair. The WCN Solar Project designs, assembles and ships solar electric systems to conservation projects in the field. By providing a reliable source of energy for everything from lights and laptop computers to GPS units, the Solar Project is making an impact on critical efforts to protect endangered species. They are using this electricity to conduct cutting-edge research like tracking elephants in real-time via GPS, powering VSAT computer links at 15,000 feet in Ethiopia, as well as many other state-of-the-art programs. The Wildlife Conservation Network's solar project is also on the cutting...

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