Solar energy was first investigated nearly 200 years ago. While it was once an expensive and clunky process, today it is easier to manage and more accessible than ever before.
In this article, we take a look at all the different ways that solar energy has changed the world.
Cheaper energy costs for businesses
Every business from huge multinationals to tiny startups are always looking for ways to cut costs. While installing solar panels initially may be pretty pricey. The long-term savings greatly outweigh the original costs.
In fact, EnergySage market data suggests that the average commercial property owner in America can reduce overall energy costs by 75% by going solar.
It’s reported that more than 100 of the Fortune 500 companies have already received significant results by using this kind of energy.
Benefits for developing countries
Solar energy is quickly being adopted in poorer countries around the world. Not only is it cheaper than traditional power, but it also requires less infrastructure.
For example, Leeds University graduate Emily Cummins was selected as an Oslo Business for Peace Honouree for inventing a solar-powered refrigerator. Emily’s design helped people in remote areas of Namibia keep their perishable food fresh without requiring access to electricity
Positive impact on the environment
We’re all aware of the worrying effects that fossil fuels are having on the environment. It seems like almost every day there is a new terrifying statistic on the news about the fate of our climate.
Solar energy provides people with a clean, renewable energy source that does not pollute the air or produce greenhouse gases. Currently, it is one of the safest and eco-friendliest ways to produce energy.
Economies around the world are benefiting from solar power. As more people begin to opt for solar, the demand for panels rises. This, in turn, creates more jobs in the renewable energy sector. This sector will continue to grow in the future.