socially responsible investing

Element Power Adds Educational/Cultural Center to Solar Power Projects in Chile’s Atacama

Projects such as building the center are part and parcel of Element’s efforts to develop its business internationally and domestically, a business strategy that incorporates socially beneficial outreach aspects to its activities. Element views such initiatives as bi-directional in that it results in a give-and-take and exchange of information and opinions between the company and local residents.

Japanese Retail Investors Fund ADB Clean Energy Projects

There are signs that there’s healthy demand on the part of retail and professional private sector investors, particularly in Japan, in helping finance the transition to clean, renewable energy. Through Nomura International, the Asian Development Bank last week sold a second, $339 issue of Clean Energy bonds in various foreign currencies to Japanese retail investors.

Lemnis Lighting’s “Buy One, Give One” Holiday Promotion Brings Solar LED Lighting to Rural Zambians

Together with nonprofit Empowered by Light, SF’s Lemnis Lighting is bringing clean, renewable energy efficient solar LED lighting to rural villagers in Zambia who lack access to electricity. Lemnis is running an innovative “buy one, give one” promotion throughout December in which it matches every Pharox Solar Kit purchase with a donation to Empowered by Light’s Solar: Zambia program.

Locally Produced, Consumed Solar Power & Inventor Nationalism: A New Model to Spur US Manufacturing…

Prolific inventor and Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur Kent Kernahan and partners believe they’re on to a way for US inventors, and local governments and communities to play a direct, pivotal role in revitalizing US manufacturing and job growth. Through their latest ventures, Ideal PV and Locally Grown Power, they’re looking to leverage Kernahan’s latest solar power innovations in building solar PV panel plants with local governments and community groups that will produce and consume clean, renewable power locally and sustainably over the long term.