What is fueling the rush for solar power?
Renewables are on the rise, and the popularity of solar panels is expanding rapidly. Their widespread adoption has everything to do with the growing solar industry and decreasing prices of solar panels. As technologies have become more efficient, the costs of solar installations have fallen exponentially in recent decades, making it the cheapest source of the new energy generation. This cost reduction is primarily attributed to economies of scale: as more solar panels are being made and installed, production becomes more efficient and the product becomes cheaper.
The yearbook of energy history
While many nations are at the forefront of solar power and renewable resurgence, the annuals of the energy history show the other side of the coin; a history dominated by the greedy hunger for fossil fuels since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. This story carries a grim legacy, with as much as three quarters of global greenhouse gas emissions coming from carbon emissions, wrapping the sky in smog and loading the air with toxic residue.
However, a new chapter is unfolding. A future in which renewable energy plays the lead in the grand theatre of decarbonisation. This new era shows a redefined energy landscape, where resources are not plundered from the exhaustive depths in the earth, but harvested from the inexhaustible resourced on the earth. From then onwards, progress will no longer be measured by the decibels of the thundering roar of coal, but by the harmonious whisper of the wind, the rhythmic dance of the water and the sun’s radiant embrace.