The cost of solar panels slowly declines as time passes, within 4 years it will be cheaper then coal all over the globe, aligning environment and economic interests. Solar energy is expected to drop 66% by 2040.
There are currently 300 more solar jobs than coal jobs in the first time of Virginia history. The Feds of Canada are even funding local solar plants to amounts of 1.45 million dollars. The result of the funded projects will lead to new jobs and business opportunities for Canadians, less air pollution, and healthier communities.
Nevada is also supporting the movement by signing a law to revive rooftop solar industries. Shortly after he signed the law, Gov. Brian Sandoval stated, ““I believe humbly that (the state’s rooftop solar industry) will be a national model across the country. I’m as competitive as it gets and I really want Nevada to truly be a leader in energy policy.”
Even in Chicago, where it’s not very sunny, there is a 1200 sq. ft. industrial building going up with 3,700 solar panels. These panels will generate approximately 1.2 megawatts of electricity, enough electricity to power around 170 single-family homes, and the renewable energy can then be purchased by users at a below-market rate.
Sunglacier is using solar power to harvest water in the Sahara Desert. Hot deserts still contain a lot of water in the air. The high temperatures prevent the rain and the relative humidity is low, but the absolute humidity can be very high. Sunglacier harnesses solar energy to help create water. The humidity in the air condenses against the metal as droplets of water roll down, the liquid collected is like rainwater and can be used for agriculture or cleaned for drinking.
The collective is taking the steps to utilize the renewable resources we have. What can you do to help?