Although health is among the most basic of human needs, access to reliable and safe health care is not distributed equally geographically, with displaced populations and many residing in rural areas especially lacking access. About one billion people globally rely on healthcare facilities that lack electricity. Solar energy has the power to change this and to facilitate the process of bringing quality healthcare to vulnerable populations everywhere.
Renewable energy advocates worry that the tax proposals passed by the House of Representatives in mid-November and the Senate early Saturday will make it significantly more difficult to pursue wind and solar energy projects in the United States.
At SolBid, we love to celebrate the unique personalities that comprise our team and contribute to our mission everyday. Today, the spotlight is on Mike Fortier, a solar energy associate with us.
In the wake of Hurricane Maria, many Puerto Ricans have been left in the dark. The massive storm left the island’s electrical grid in ruins, and three weeks later, the vast majority of its population remains without electricity. It can be difficult to rebuild in the aftermath of such a large natural disaster, but solar energy has the potential to bring new light to the territory.
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