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May 3rd – International Sun Day

3 May 2019

Do you know that the Sun also has its own holiday? Yes, it is on May 3rd that the whole world annually celebrates the Sun Day!


When did this tradition started? It was in 1994 and initiated by the European Section of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES). And, one should not be challenged to figure out that the goal of this initiative was to ATTRACT ATTENTION OF PEOPLE TO THE RENEWABLE ENERGY RESOURCES!

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Sun Day promotes exchanging experience between cities and countries. Events are held on this day to demonstrate the possibilities of the solar power.

On May 3rd everyone can visit experimental solar and energy efficient houses. Research and project institutions organize Open Doors Days, hold exhibits and meetings, contests, competitions, runs of solar cars and electric vehicles.

People attend round tables and discuss technical, economic and social aspects of solar power. Contests are held for school projects and art work.

The unique feature of using the solar power is that by using a part of the solar power, we do not affect the energy balance of the planet! Yes, therefore, SOLAR POWER is one of the MOST ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY SOURCES! It allows to avoid the extraction and burning of fuel that is poisoning the environment.

In addition, SOLAR POWER IS NOT EXPENSIVE against the background of rising costs for other sources of energy. Therefore, the use of the solar power has been more and more popular lately.

Today many devices are manufactured to run on solar batteries. Solar energy is used in street lighting.

Besides, residents of remote settlements away from the civilization, owners of private houses and garden plots use the solar energy more frequently in their households.

Recently at the Central Asian climate change conference (CACCC-2019) on April 3-4 in Tashkent, the organizers set up an exhibit with the examples of best practices and technologies on adaptation to climate change, which had proven being effective at the local level. The exhibition featured quite a number of technologies connected to the use of the SOLAR POWER (solar water heaters, parabolic furnaces, etc.).

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The team of the CAMP4ASB project involving stakeholders – experts, organizations and NGOs from the Central Asian and other countries, with the goal of selecting affordable technologies for the Exhibition analyzed over 100 accessible technologies for sustainable water and energy supply, as well as food production at the local level in the region of Central Asia. The project experts have developed and approved economic, environmental, social and technological criteria for assessing and selecting climate resilient technologies for their demonstration at the conference. According to the approved criteria 20 most accessible and effective technologies have been selected for demonstration at the Exhibition.  

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Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Program for the Aral Sea Basin (CAMP4ASB)

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