Australians have not always been completely sold on the benefits of solar energy. Concerns about efficiency, effectiveness, and environmental issues led to a slow rate of adoption of solar panels in Brisbane or elsewhere across Australia. But these concerns have largely been discredited or dispelled as myths.
As we look beyond 2020 and towards the coming years, we can safely say that solar energy is in better health than ever. Now, solar energy really is in a position to save the world and to put the evils of fossil fuels and rampant pollution behind us for good. Here’s how:
Capacity Is Growing at a Huge Rate
If solar power is to meet the growing needs of our planet, then it needs to be effective on a grand scale. Fortunately, this kind of widespread manufacture, installation, and adoption of solar power infrastructure is already well underway.
By 2023, it is expected that the world will be able to draw upon 1 trillion watts of installed solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity. This will be a huge milestone. This will also mean that the world’s solar systems will be able to provide a proportion of households and businesses with the solar power they need.
And yet this is not the endgame. This is just a waypoint on the journey towards complete global adoption of renewable energy sources.
Solar PV Technology Is More Efficient Than Ever Before
Scientists across the globe are making huge strides when it comes to solar technology. And, this technology is growing more efficient and more effective all the time.
Recent breakthroughs include a record-breaking solar cell that was developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in the United States, capable of around 50% efficiency, as well the development of new, ultra-efficient panels that could hit the world’s markets by 2021.
Solar Is Being Adapted for Increasingly Innovative Applications
Solar panels are increasingly popping up in some very interesting places, and they are being harnessed for some very interesting applications. For example, in 2020, we have already seen efficiency records broken for transparent solar panel cells on window panes. Elsewhere, we are seeing solar panels adapted for a range of innovative applications, covering everything from air transport to desalination plants.
Learn more about how something as simple as a 6.6kW solar system can change your life while saving the world in the process. Call Arise Solar on 1300 274 737 to get a free quote for our solar panels and installation services.