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Greenpeace’s Rolling Sunlight is a Mobile Solar-Powered Energy Station Helping Hurricane Sandy Victims

Posted By Andrew Goodwin On November 8, 2012 @ 11:30 am In Alternative Energy,Brooklyn,Energy,Queens,Staten Island | No Comments



Greenpeace, Rockaway Beach, New York City, Hurricane Sandy, Rolling Sunlight, solar power, solar array, energy, emergency relief [7]

Many volunteers [8], including US Army soldiers and State Police, are doing what they can to help the thousands of people affected in the Rockaway Beach, Red Hook, Staten Island, and Breezy Point areas of NY and much of these efforts take time and energy. In addition to contributing to some of these energy needs, Rolling Sunlight is able to mobilize within a matter of just 15 minutes, according to Greenpeace.

Greenpeace was one of the first responders to the devastation in NYC, and they continue to help residents who need power for simple daily tasks. Though this is the only truck on the road that carries this particular sort of solar power array, it is an example of how diversified efforts need to be designed and implemented for disaster relief [9]. What a difference 10, 20, or even 100 of these trucks would make for the tens of thousands of people that were without power for days! So let’s keep up the bright ideas and make a difference for the future.

+ Greenpeace [5]

Via Gizmodo [10]


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