Emma Hubbard attends the Early College Program at Montgomery College Takoma Park (majoring in Biological Sciences) and is a senior at Clarksburg High School. She got into solar energy electronics out of experimenting with Arduino and various YouTube projects. Originally the boxes were going to be hand-crank, but she saw the potential for solar panels and it was easy to integrate them into the electrical circuits for the chargers. With our current commitments to make the switch to clean energy, Emma believes we are alienating the lower class. The average per capita salary in the world is less than $20,000 and if we want to be inclusive in the journey to a cleaner future, then we have to discuss clean energy accessibility.
Her solar charging initiative provides services to those in need and serving the community. From parks to electric scooter charging, and serving emergency shelters, Electra Sun aims to bring the power of the sun to everyone.
Their company models the theory of Clean Energy Accessibility (CEA). This theory describes the belief that everyone should have access to sustainable energy sources regardless of economic status. CEA is crucial as it optimizes a society’s ability to implement sustainable policies. Allowing our current actions to continue would mean that the use of fossil fuels by the poorer classes would only diminish the positive environmental efforts the middle class/upper class make. This means that we have to make sure that those who occupy the lower classes aren’t stuck using environmentally harmful energy sources simply because they cannot afford cleaner technologies.
Their mission is to put clean solar energy into the hands of everyone.
Visit: electrasun.org to learn more about Electra Sun and to even set up a solar charging project with them! If you feel like solar charging stations can help those in your community, then send us a request at the bottom of their website.