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The Sunny Side Blog

Our Very Own ~Prime~ Deal

Our Very Own ~Prime~ Deal
For 1 day only, save $25 on Window Solar Chargers. We're not participating in Amazon Prime Day, but we'd love your support as a small business. Shopping on our website directly supports us, our employees, & our mission of solar energy everywhere.

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American-made Solar Prize

American-made Solar Prize
We are very excited to submit our "Creative Solar Shapes" business for the American-made Solar Prize! Check out the video below to hear Grouphug founder Krystal Persaud talk through the idea.  Continue reading

My Favorite Climate-Focused Instagram Accounts

My Favorite Climate-Focused Instagram Accounts

I love learning new things on instagram! Explaining topics within climate change can be dense, lengthy, and well ... boring. These accounts (below) do an amazing job at not only making content aesthetically beautiful, but digestible. You don't have to be an environmental expert to understand and break into their content. 

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Grouphug Solar: Behind the Scenes

Grouphug Solar: Behind the Scenes
From Grouphug Founder Krystal Persaud: I wanted to take a moment to share some behind the scenes photos. Even though the past few months have been tough, I try to remember that it's more about the journey than the destination. Grouphug is just getting started. Continue reading

Why are Solar Panels Blue?

Why are Solar Panels Blue?

The answer is... for science, of course! The dark blue or black color you see on solar panels is an anti-reflective spray applied to the silicon solar cells. This helps them absorb more sunlight.

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Environmental Justice History: Dr. Robert Bullard

Environmental Justice History: Dr. Robert Bullard
Dr. Robert Bullard is known as the Father of the Environmental Justice movement. In 1979, Bullard discovered that African American neighborhoods in Houston, Texas were frequently chosen for toxic waste sites. Even though they made up 25% of the population - their neighborhoods were home to more than 80% of the city's landfills.  Continue reading

Environmental Justice History: Hazel M. Johnson

Environmental Justice History: Hazel M. Johnson
Hazel M. Johnson aka the Mother of the Environmental Justice movement. In 1979, she founded People for Community Recovery, a nonprofit dedicated to environmental justice and improving the living conditions in public housing. Continue reading
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