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UPDATED! Special Thanks to Our Recent Donors

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Barbara & Geoffrey Berresford • Lydia R. Brown • Ashok Chaudhari • Gregory Cohen • David Rockefeller Fund • Robert Day • Donna DeConstanzo • Penny Perez DeNormandie • Molly Dilworth • Lorrie N. Dirske • Chris Downes • FJC Foundation • Jennifer Freeman • Brian Gallagher • Arlene Gilbert • Kristin Gilson • Carson Harkrader • Jeffrey Hodgkinson • Sarah Holloway • Anne & Richard Hoyt • Terry Hueneke & Michael Ross • Ellen Imbimbo • Erin Johnson • Achyut Joshi • Amy Kates • Eric Lee • Judith Levine & Charles Komanoff • Sarah Manley • Angela Manno • Andrew McNamara • Mertz Gilmore Foundation • Colin Murchie • Heather Nesle • Dan Nuxoll • Elizabeth Rafter • Shawn C. Reeves • Michael Riefman • Rockefeller Brothers Fund • Ellen Witzling Roff • Christina Rosenthal • Nadya Salcedo • Reena Shah • Curtis Shepard • Charles Ryan Spong • Stuyvesant Cove Park Association • Daniel Sullivan • Mark Thompson • Virginia F. Thors • Susan Van Dolsen • Kay Vota • Ward Family Foundation • Lynda Faye Wertheim • Mark Willis • Suzy Zambrano

We want to express our sincerest gratitude to our recent donors who gave since the hurricane. Each and every one of you are a part of our rebuilding process, which, while far from complete, has gotten off to a tremendous start. We are on our way to recovery.

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You can still donate to our ongoing recovery efforts using our secure online payment system HERE.

DIY Solar Powered USB Charger

Photo-Jul-13-15-53-23Today we built a simple do-it-yourself solar USB charger that fits in an Altoid tin.  This little guy will charge most mobile devices that charge via USB using 2 rechargeable AA batteries and flexible thin-film solar panels.  All the parts we used totaled less than $30 and can be as low as $10 if purchased in bulk, which includes:

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2011 Was a Great Year for Solar!

bwaystagessolar_blogOver at GreenTech Media, they just released the results from their “U.S. Solar Market Insight: 2011 Year-in-Review” done in conjunction with the Solar Energy Industry Association. It’s an exciting report covering a “record breaking” year for solar power in the U.S. and to highlight the good news, they pulled out the Top Ten US Solar Stats from 2011.

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