Welcome to MAREA

MAREA is a renewable energy and sustainable living organization. Our goal is to help individuals and families get good answers to big questions about what each of us can do, really do, to improve prospects of a sustainable future. MAREA is an educational nonprofit and our sole motive is to help people do good things.  Welcome!  

TEK Park Meeting: Power Up Gambia! The power of solar to improve healthcare

Tuesday, September 25
TEK Park, Breinigsville, PA

In The Gambia, there is no reliable electricity. Health clinics in the rural area operate seven days a week, 24 hours a day, but when the grid fails after night falls, there’s not even light… can we imagine? A Philadelphia based non-profit has made great strides addressing this healthcare crisis with solar projects  running more than 10 years, and major upgrades completed just this summer.   Details…

Participants wanted for Vampire Study (Seriously!)

“Vampire” loads are those things in our house that use electricity even when we think they are off.  How much electricity does your house use when you’re away? It can be astonishing. Recent studies have found that about a fourth of the electricity our houses use is for idle loads. That’s roughly equivalent to 6 solar modules per household, for idle loads! MAREA invites you to participate in our vampire study to identify whole house idle loads–it’s quick, easy and interesting. (Good for a school project too!) See details here. We’ll share findings at our October meeting.