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The Sunny Side Blog

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

5 WAYS YOU CAN GO SOLAR

5 WAYS YOU CAN GO SOLAR

Curious how you can go solar? Renewable energy is actually more accessible than you think! Check out these 5 ways the average person can go solar.

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