Stories

Engaging heads, hands, and hearts…

Hal Aronson, co-founder of We Care Solar and We Share Solar, is transitioning to Senior Advisor. We recently spoke with Hal about the early days of We Care Solar and why he is drawn to solar education for youth. For

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The Path Not Taken

  By Hal Aronson As the Santa Cruz fires close in on my family’s home in Bonny Doon, the house that I built in the 1980s, a home powered solely by solar electricity since 1983, I grieve for the path

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Designing a Better Solar Suitcase

In a bright room in Google’s community space in San Francisco, three top Bay Area designers unpacked a suitcase. Under the watchful eyes of six We Care Solar team members, they unpacked cables, lights, phone chargers, headlamps, and an array

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We Share Solar Launches at the Tech!

On January 21st, 2013 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day) We Care Solar launched We Share Solar in collaboration with The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose and through the support of Applied Materials. Held in the newly opened TechLab of The

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We Care Solar launches Successful Ambassador Program

In October 2012, 14 women arrived in Berkeley, California to take part in  a very unique workshop. Some arrived from Colorado, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Oregon, and Washington; others flew in from Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, and Mexico. Their objective? To learn

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Birthday Reflections

It’s my birthday – a chance for reflection. Three years ago at the same time of year, I faced a major challenge – how to install a solar electric system in a state hospital in Nigeria. My hospital research the

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Frog Designers with WE CARE Solar team

Collaborating “Outside of the Box”

The WE CARE Solar team is hard at work –optimizing the design and function of the solar suitcase. We went to Nigeria in July and brought back photos, room measurements, and surveys of the clinical activities conducted at 28 health

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Father’s Day, WE CARE Solar Style

While other families enjoyed a leisurely Father’s Day, WE CARE Solar dads Hal Aronson and Brent Moellenberg decided to celebrate moms and dads across the world on Father’s day. They held a solar suitcase building party – preparing nine solar

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Coming Together

With only one week left before departure, we had hoped that we’d be packing up all our gear by now. We are woefully behind schedule. Because a number of items in the solar suitcase are custom made for our medical

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