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How a solar-powered fridge is helping COVID vaccines reach the remotest areas of Kenya

Getting vials of vaccines to remote places where they’re needed can be a difficult undertaking, especially given the need to store them at the correct temperature during the journey when there’s no access to electricity. That’s where the Vaccibox comes in. It’s a solar-powered fridge designed for transporting vaccines to “off the grid” areas that […]

Chanel Commits $35 Million Toward Solar Energy Projects For Low-income Californians

When Karl Lagerfeld sent models down a solar panel runway against a backdrop of wind turbines for Chanel’s Spring 2013 show, the references to renewable energy seemed more about an aesthetic than anything else. But seven years later, the brand is investing in renewable energy for real. On Wednesday, Chanel announced that it would be committing $35 million toward […]

Total awarded 135MW of solar projects in France

French energy company Total has been awarded several solar power generation projects with a total capacity of around 135MW in France’s latest round of tenders. The company said the projects will be operated through its Total Quadran subsidiary, which is dedicated to developing and producing renewable energy in France. Total’s largest ground-mounted solar plant in […]

Chenya Energy secures funds for major floating solar project in Taiwan

Taiwanese solar developer Chenya Energy Co Ltd has obtained TWD 7.2 billion (USD 239.3m/EUR 222m) in financing for a 180-MW floating solar project in the Changhua Coastal Industrial Park. The funds come from a consortium of seven international and local lenders, including Singapore’s DBS Bank, Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp and France’s Societe Generale. The […]