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Volume 14: Vietnam’s Great Big Solar Commitment • The Residential Greenhouse: Sustainability On The Homeowner Level Greentown Labs: Where Green Ideas Get A Real Chance To Grow

Volume 14: Vietnam’s Great Big Solar Commitment • The Residential Greenhouse: Sustainability On The Homeowner Level Greentown Labs: Where Green Ideas Get A Real Chance To Grow


Ideas, Products & Services That Make
Our World A Greener Place To Live

Vietnam’s Great Big Solar Commitment

Vietnam's Rooftop Solar Capacity Growth
In a six-month span, solar capacity increased sharply.

9,000 MWp (peak solar capacity

under ideal conditions)
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Seems like every day now some country turns t he corner and start to genuinely embrace renewable energy on a grand scale.

Overall, it’s estimated that the demand for solar energy has increased worldwide by 7%, which is nothing to be sneezed at.

One of the countries leading the way in this trend towards renewable energy is Viet Nam, a country which has historically been heavily dependent on coal for the generation of electricity.

But over the last year Vietnam has created more than 100,000 rooftop solar installations and increased the amount of energy it’s generating through solar by a factor of about 25, which is massive.

Coupled with its already large ground solar arrays, Viet Name now generates more than 26% of the country’s energy needs from renewable sources. And that will only grow over time.

Let’s hope other industrialized countries are looking at that and using the learning to develop or improve their own renewable based power systems.


The Residential Greenhouse: Sustainability On The Homeowner Level.

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A friend of mine who was into sustainability and had a lot to do with me getting interested in it myself was very big on the notion that a green environment is crearted both from the top down and the bottom up.

This article, which is on a site called Return to Now. net. is an illustration of the bottom up principle on stetoids.

It’s about this couple in Sweden who actually enclosed their entire house in a greenhouse. As a result their house required much less cost to heat and maintain, and they can grow vegetables all year round.

It’s an amazing little story, and honestly, if I were a younger wharthog, and still working full time, I would take out a mortgage and do it in a heartbeat.


Greentown Labs: Where Green Ideas Get A Real Chance To Grow.


I have been looking around for something like this since I started doing this series, and today I found it.

Greentown Labs is one of those places where renewable ideas have a chance to get incubated and grow into the businesses that will move us forward tomorrow.

Greentown is located in Boston, and has a 100,000 square foot campus and a couple of other branches as well.

It was founded by a group of forward thinking entrepreneurs and since its founding has managed to attract more than 100 different companies to support the development of new ‘green’ ideas.

Within its structure Greentown has the ability to research and create prototype product ideas and then put them in front of investors.

IMHO, there should be at least one of these in every major city in the world.

Find out more about Greentown here: https://greentownlabs.com/

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Jim Murray (that’s me) is a writer, marketer, editorialist, reader, TV watcher. I have been actively posting on social media since the early 2000s. I live with my wife on the beautiful Niagara Peninsula work with a small group of companies working to make a positive difference in the world.

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Debesh Choudhury

2 years ago #2

Vietnam's growth in renewable energy adoption is excellent. I had read somewhere that in Australia most households opted for rooftop solar photovoltaics that the total use of government-distributed electrical power decreased significantly. So much that the government-owned power remained underused!

Jerry Fletcher

2 years ago #1

Ain't science wonderful!

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