In this week’s newsletter, we’re taking a look at a few of the many innovations emerging around solar energy.
Regenerative Energy is merging regenerative agriculture and renewable energy. Vattenfall is aiming to eliminate fossil fuels from our society in one generation by creating an integrated ‘agrisolar’ sector. The Cowessess First Nations of Canada have switched on their own solar project that will provide sustainable financing for community development. Pittsburgh International Airport has set up the first airport microgrid to provide a clean energy source. Solar Windows is working to develop a revolutionary paint application that could convert many existing buildings into energy generators.
Building an alternative energy infrastructure to power our world has been a holy grail for quite some time. Fossil fuels remain cheap, versatile and convenient— but the compounding harms of extracting and using fossil fuels have reached emergency level proportions. Opportunities to shift to other energy sources must come quickly and at scale. The innovative technologies and programs featured in today’s RēMind give us confidence that we can make the shift to renewable energy— if we raise our voices and push for change now!
-Ruth Sevigny, Editor