In March 2017 a solar power record was broken. You might expect solar energy record-breaking in places like Saudi Arabia or California. But this particular record goes to the UK. Rainy old “blighty” managed to set new heights for solar energy in one of the more traditionally rainy months of the year, March.
What is the most abundant source of energy on the planet? You probably guess it. The sun. This source of heat, life energy, and light is the reason why life exists on our planet. The power of the sun’s resources is too big to even consider. So why don’t we harness this energy more than we do? Why are oil and coal and other fossil fuels the main sources of energy on a planet in need of a solution to global warming and environmental pollution?
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If you’re reading this, you’re probably considering buying solar panels for your home or business location. Good for you. Solar energy is the future. The sun’s energy reserves are not expected to burn out for another 5 billion years, so we don’t need to worry about renewable energy for a few generations more. New Zealanders are keen supporters of environmental sustainability.
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We’ve seen quite massive reductions in the cost of solar power generation. In 2016 we saw solar get below 30 US dollars a megawatt hour – that is – 3 cents a kilowatt hour – for the first time. Then, just recently this year, we’ve seen it get below 20 dollars a megawatt hour – that is 2 cents a kilowatt hour. It is almost certain that we’ll soon see it get below $10 a megawatt hour, which is just an outstandingly low price.
At midday London time, the U.K. solar sector set a new record, generating 8.75 GW, show data compiled by National Grid Plc and Sheffield University, whereas the Solar Trade Association (STA) announced that this was the first time that solar had generated more than nuclear, second only to gas.