SOLAR IS COOL AT "BURNING MAN" AND BEYOND
More and more participants in the Burning Man arts festival held in the Nevada Desert every year are turning to solar energy to meet their energy needs. And this has resulted in a major spinoff for the local communities in nearby towns. Panels are often donated to them once the festival is over.
“As impressive as Burning Man is from a creative point of view it is not entirely clean-energy friendly,” said Thomas Körner of Canadian Solar USA. “Many participants still use diesel generators but increasing awareness of the benefits of solar energy are seeing more and more participants using it to power camp sites as well as solar art projects,” he said.