Monthly Archives: November 2010

Sustainable Solar Thermal Energy

The Himalayan Institute is proud to announce the installation of the largest solar thermal hot water system in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. Last spring, the Himalayan Institute received a grant from the state of Pennsylvania for $51,000 to cover half the cost of a solar thermal system. A team of Institute members with backgrounds in architecture [...]

November 10th, 2010|Residential|

Distributing Pongamia Seedlings

After many months spent establishing a successful demonstration plot and nursery, the Himalayan Institute has finally begun to put Pongamia pinnata tree seedlings into the hands of Tibetan farmers. Over the past two weeks, 3,000 ready-to-plant seedlings were distributed in 12 villages. In general, the biggest obstacle to success in tree plantation projects is getting [...]

November 1st, 2010|Tibetan Settlements|