On the weekend before the summer solstice - the longest day of the year - a Boston group that promotes solar energy hosted a celebration of the sun at the Community Growing Center on Vinal Ave.
People came to discuss solar energy with members of the Boston Area Solar Energy Association (BASEA), finding ways to become less dependent on fossil fuels is a matter of global discussion. BASEA believes that solar energy could be one solution to the problem of diminishing non-renewable resources. According to Sajed Kamal, a member of BASEA's board, one hour of sunlight has enough energy to power the entire world for a year. Yet globally, he says, barely seven percent of electricity comes from renewable resources. "The potential is practically untapped," he says.