The electricity generated to power the planet for the rest of us produces 80% of all carbon emissions. Yet there is enough clean, renewable solar energy available to meet the energy demands for all the people of the world.
In a new collaboration with SunPower Foundation (funded by SunPower Corporation), the 100 People Foundation focuses its lens on how we share energy on this planet, and the tremendous potential sunlight offers.
As the world becomes increasingly interdependent, the need to understand commonalities, shared values and resources is vital. As part of 100 People: A World Portrait, the 100 People Foundation is creating a global profile of the ways that people and communities around the world use energy. The focus of this profile centers on one of the oldest—and yet one of the most innovative—sources of energy we know: the sun.
Forward-thinking people around the world are inventing new ways to harness the sun’s energy: from a micro solar panel that powers a radio station in Africa to a solar farm that powers an entire town in Spain. This project will tell stories like these, and with the aid of a custom lesson plan, will help educate and inspire students around the world to become the next generation of solar leaders.
You can participate in the 100 People Under the Sun project in a variety of ways:
The 100 People Foundation is a not-for-profit organization with 501(3)(c) status. Formed in 2005, the Foundation exists to provide a structure and organization for 100 People: A World Portrait. The media created by the Foundation is intended to educate, entertain and inspire participants to learn more about world geography, culture, language, religion, music, and our shared resources. Read more about the Foundation’s mission here.
SunPower Foundation (funded by SunPower Corporation), seeks to create a future where sustainable, clean solar power is an essential component of the global energy mix. Its mission is to cultivate solar energy leaders, creating a call to action around the world through educational outreach and community participation in solar-energy projects and programs. The foundation funds nonprofits that inspire and motivate a new generation of solar-energy leaders to learn and take action within their communities at a local and global level.