In Australia, we’re lucky enough to have one of the sunniest climates found anywhere in the world.
Harnessing the energy from the sun has become a worldwide phenomenon with some dramatic changes occurring in a variety of countries.
The Solar Revolution
Green energy is vastly expanding as an industry as more and more people become concerned about the world’s resources.
The Solar revolution is part of a movement where cleaner forms of energy are being developed by scientists to help solve global warming and reduce air pollution.
Solar panels really do have the capacity to change the world in a number of ways:
Previously people saw solar energy as an expensive option due to the start up and installation costs.
The price of solar panels has reduced by up to 30% meaning that more and more people are able to consider joining this exciting revolution.
Tens of thousands of deaths have been caused in recent decades in poorer countries by accidents occurring with kerosene lamps. This has been devastating and frustrating as no cheap alternative has been found.
Solar panels offer a potential alternative with much safer usage.
This is another exciting development closely connected to solar panels. Rather than installing the entire panels, it’s now possible to use solar film instead.
This is cheaper – approximately half the price of solar panels and is much simpler to set up and install. Developments on solar film are ongoing and offer huge potential
Solar panels are changing and one of the crucial developments has been that they are becoming more efficient.
Newer panels are putting out up to 25% more energy – that means they’re processing more of the sun hitting the panels into energy that they can emit.
Large Scale Solar
In the early stages of solar panels, many of the users were small scale, private homes. However with new developments, solar power has become more dependable and is increasingly being used by big companies and to fuel factories and warehouses.
All over Europe, large stores can be seen with solar panels on their roof.
There are very few countries not involved in the solar revolution. Many of the more developed countries are making ground breaking developments which can help less developed countries.
With global research taking place, the solar revolution can be funded and progress can be made – enabling solar panels to become even more efficient whilst being affordable to a greater number of people.
Solar energy has grabbed the attention of investors from around the world. One of the most exciting groups who are engaging with and enabling the solar revolution are tech companies and venture capitalists.
With increased investment, the solar revolution can continue to move forwards and grow in strength and size.