WE CARE Solar wins 2011 Tech Award

Congrats to WE CARE Solar (Women’s Emergency Communication and Reliable Electricity) winning a 2011 Tech Award.  They won the Nokia Health Award category, receiving  $50,000 to continue their work.  They were one of fifteen to receive awards to recognize the use of technology to benefit humanity. Former eBay head, champion of equitable society Jeff Skoll received the Global Humanitarian honors at The Tech Awards. The Tech Awards of The Tech Museum is an international awards program that honors innovators from around the world who are applying technology to benefit humanity. We Care Solar develops “solar suitcase” to provide lighting and power to health clinics in Africa, Asia, and Central America that might otherwise be forced to deliver babies and conduct other medical care by candlelight. Co-Founder Hal Aronson  is a BEST Lab Visiting Scholar and we have worked with WE CARE Solar on a number of class projects. Hal currently serves as Technology Director of WE CARE Solar and his wife Laura Stachel is the other co-founder and is their Medical Director. WE CARE Solar was highlighted recently by the ABC World News and was featured as ABC “Person of the Week”.

We Care Solar’s Lauren Stachel demonstrates its “solar suitcase,” which provides lighting and power to medical clinics in developing nations.


Hal Aronson and Laura Statchel at the 2011 Tech Award ceremony wearing orange silk banners.