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Laurie Guevara-Stone's Articles

- October 10, 2014

Lessons from the Cell Phone Phenomenon: How Microgrids Can Power Developing Countries

Buying vegetables in a small town in Ecuador from a woman who had trekked from her farm miles away, barefoot, in traditional indigenous garb, made me feel I was back in time. As we...

- September 19, 2014

Some See Garbage, Others See an Opportunity: Installing Solar on Landfills

Green Mountain Power just broke ground on a 2-MW photovoltaic plant in Rutland, Vermont. While some other large PV systems planned for the area have met with strong opposition (some...

- September 10, 2014

Solar for All: Making Solar PV Accessible to Low-Income Families in the US

We love seeing electricity generated by the sun. And while it’s great to see large homes owned by the likes of Woody Harrelson and Will Ferrell being solar-powered, rooftop solar should...

- August 26, 2014

Native Power: Job Growth through Green Technologies

The recent economic crisis has hit much of America extremely hard, but the effects can be seen even more drastically on tribal lands. Counties on Native American reservations are among...

- June 19, 2014

The Rise of Solar Co-ops

While many people associate cooperatives with a place for hippies to buy organic food, the cooperative movement has actually grown far and wide, creating sustainable enterprises that...

- April 21, 2014

How a Small County in California Went Grid Positive

California is known for being a leader in solar energy, but a small county in Northern California has taken things a step further. It has become the first county government in the state...

- April 01, 2014

Solar Empowerment in a Rural Nicaraguan Community

Forty years ago Sabana Grande, a small community in northern Nicaragua, was ravaged by war. Now you will find people sitting under solar-powered lights, eating solar-cooked chicken,...

Laurie Guevara-Stone

Laurie Guevara-Stone

Laurie Guevara-Stone is the Writer/Editor for Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), where she writes blogs and articles on all the issues that RMI addresses. Laurie has over 20 years of experience in renewable energy technologies. Prior to joining...

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