Climate change is rapidly influencing all areas of our lives. From aggregating forest wildfires in the United States to the verified recent decrease in the Arctic sea ice, the hazards imposed upon our ecosystem are grave and alarming. Floating solar power plants offer an innovative energy solution that not only caters our energy demands but also grants numerous environmental benefits, one of which is saving valuable water resources.

Comparative satellite images of Lake Chad in the year 1972 and 2007. 50% of shrinkage has been attributed to climate change (source)

Evaporation of large water bodies such as oceans, natural and artificial lakes is inevitable. In fact, it is an essential part of our planet’s water cycle. That said, too much evaporation is…

In the last newsletter, we updated you on the social campaign at Brazilian university, where students, professors and others came together to take an action on reducing and recycling plastics. During this session, we have demonstrated the harms caused by plastic for nature, animals and humans. Then, we differentiated the categories of plastic used in making different types of goods and packaging.

Following the first campaign, we have launched our next challenge of ‘zero plastic week’.

This challenge not only encouraged participants to reduce their consumption of plastics by being more conscious about their purchases but also motivated them to…

What led Polina Vasilenko, the Founder of HelioRec establish this company? To this question, she answered:

I am a diver and I travelled the World a lot, I saw beautiful places with tremendous amount of plastic. I cannot just close my eyes on it. Since, the global population is continuously growing, it is necessary to counteract the negative environmental impacts as fast as we can through educating ourselves and withdrawing our harmful actions

In May 2018 Polina founded HelioRec, a clean energy company, which vouches to provide a multifaceted solution for solar-based power generation along with plastic recycling.

Figure 1: The offshore floating solar power plant

HelioRec’s methodology

We’re becoming more advanced and moving fast-forward, closing eyes on the impacts that we’re making.

By 2050, we will have produced 26 billion tons of plastic waste

Since the global population is continuously growing, it is necessary to counteract the negative environmental impacts as fast as we can through educating ourselves and withdrawing our harmful actions.

Encouraging Conscious and Harmonious Living

Towards this aim, HelioRec will perform social-environmental activities, such as increasing awareness about plastic pollution and consumption behavior in the favor of improving our lives and the environment. We have already started to work toward this direction. …

HelioRec ( is a clean energy company that provides a solar energy-based solution for power generation and domestic plastic waste recycling. With commitment and passion HelioRec developed a solar power plant which can be successfully implemented in countries with:

· Big amount of mismanaged plastic wastes;

· High-density of population; and

· Lack of renewable energies.

The idea of the project consists of three main steps:

1. Construction of floating structures based on recycled domestic plastic — high density polyethylene (HDPE).

2. Installation solar-panels on floating structures; and

3. Deploy this power plant on the sea near marine ports, remote…

Have you ever thought of being a harmless human being? Can we stop polluting air, water and soil? And maybe not take the life of other beings without a solid reason? We influence and destroy the ecosystems of the planet; we grow our harvests in the polluted soil; we eat plastic through consuming fish; we consume infected meat by antibiotics and GMO; we drink water poisoned by nuclear and chemical wastes… We do not think about tomorrow, only about today. We want to extract and consume as much as we can. We are not only harming the environment but ourselves…

What do you think? How humans survived 30 years ago when they consumed annually twice less electricity than now (1680 kWh/capita in 1984 and 3130 kWh/capita in 2014 [1])? One can say that it is the progress, and we need more and more resources to achieve new targets and bring our society to a higher level of development. I do not believe that progress could mean destroying other things, and in this case harming our “home”, our planet (the land temperature has increased ten times in the last 30 years: 1984–0.1 degC, 2014–1.03 degC [2]). The rising problems caused by…

HelioRec Team

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