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Sunny Night Solar Initiative

Sunny Night Solar Initiative

During a popular event, large scale sports venues can draw as much as 750 Megawatts of peak power consumption. This is the equivalent of the inhabitants of a small city all turning on their electricity at once. Many people in developed economies take this type of availability of electricity for granted. There are still many who either do not have electricity, or do not have reliable access to it. In modern society, not having access to electricity continues a cycle of poverty that brings devastating suffering to entire communities. World Sports Alliance strives to be a source of human empowerment, especially in the areas of youth development, with a strong emphasis on education. Without access to electricity, children cannot study the necessary hours to receive a modern education and compete with their counterparts in developed countries. The world could be denying itself of the next great thought leader by not ensuring that all children have access to electricity! The World Sports Alliance Sunny Night Global Solar Initiative seeks to ensure reliable access to electricity as a means of improving the planet by helping both those who need electricity or are currently deriving their power form fossil fuel sources. We have the technology to clean up the Earth in regards to one of its biggest sources of pollution, energy generation. We seek to change the world by adopting solar power in our economic development efforts worldwide and educating the public about the ease of use and benefits of solar power technology.

 

Art Credit: H. Lee Gallaher

In one hour enough sunlight will hit the earth to power the entire planet for a year if it were harnessed with solar

 

 

Starting with early humans learning to control fire, the ability to harness energy has marked significant increases in humanity’s evolution. While in modern times, the advent of the steam engine marked the start of the Industrial Revolution, energy has always been a common denominator of all development. However, with the rise of fossil fuels modern development has not been sustainable, nor has it been distributed equally around the planet. There are still significant areas of the world population who have very little to access to electricity and there are even more areas that have electricity, but experience regular disruptions of service. Electricity in modern times is no longer a luxury, but a necessary component to survival. As we develop the final frontiers of those who have little to irregular access to electricity, it is even more important that we use the latest in modern technology as a means of developing in a sustainable way. Even for those who have 100% access to electricity, solar power provides a clean, renewable way to power the planet. With many developing countries experiencing strain to their electrical grids, solar means they can spend less on infrastructure by supplementing with solar, a newer technology, as opposed to investing more money into antiquated ways that also pollute the Earth. As an economic development tool that is dedicated to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the World Sports Alliance Intergovernmental Organization has pledged to use solar and other renewables whenever possible in furtherance of its global mission.