Solar Power to Grow Sixfold
as Sun Becoming Cheapest Resource
Brazil, Chile, Israel, Jordan, Mexico, the Philippines,
Russia, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey,
according to Irena.
You might notice
United States of America
is not on that list?
This to me is sad, very sad.
Bloomberg believes this to be a great thing however;
I still say that, this is very sad!
A first Solar Panel was built in 1939 by an American Engineer
perfected by a British science teacher 1950.
if, instead of closing down our factories
and shipping our factories overseas
And then having them taken away
by those countries.
This country’s, manufacturing companies and scientist
would have built and perfected solar panels
by the end of the 1950’s.
Today, our cars would be running on solar,
our homes would be heated and cooled by solar
and our land, air and waterways would still be as clean as,
if not cleaner,
then it was in the 1950’s!
Our coal, oil and nuclear employees
would be building, repairing, improving
and selling clean Alternative energy.
The first ever solar panel has been uncovered after being hidden away
forgotten in a box for 60 years
and incredibly, it STILL works.
The amazing contraption is the brainchild of a British science teacher
who wanted to prove to his friends that it was possible
to turn sunlight into electricity.
In 1950 he spent hours slaving in his laboratory to complete his cell
based on the junction semiconductor idea patented in 1946 by Russell Ohl.
(US Patent 2402662, “Light sensitive device”) in 1939.
He was also known as R.S. Ohl.
The “most attractive” markets for solar panels up to 2020 are
Brazil, Chile, Israel, Jordan, Mexico, the Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey, according to Irena.
You might notice that the United States of America is not on that list?
Global capacity could reach 1,760 to 2,500 gigawatts in 2030, compared with 227 gigawatts at the end of 2015, it said.
Smart grids, or power networks capable of handling and distributing electricity from different sources, and new types of storage technologies will encourage further use of solar power, Irena said.
The amount of electricity generated using solar panels stands to expand as much as sixfold by 2030 as the cost of production falls below competing natural gas and coal-fired plants, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency.
Solar plants using photovoltaic technology could account for 8 percent to 13 percent of global electricity produced in 2030, compared with 1.2 percent at the end of last year, the Abu Dhabi-based industry group said in a report Wednesday. The average cost of electricity from a photovoltaic system is forecast to plunge as much as 59 percent by 2025, making solar the cheapest form of power generation “in an increasing number of cases,” it said.
Renewables are replacing nuclear energy and curbing electricity production from gas and coal in developed areas such as Europe and the U.S., according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. California’s PG&E Corp. is proposing to close two nuclear reactors as wind and solar costs decline. Even as supply gluts depress coal and gas prices, solar and wind technologies will be the cheapest ways to produce electricity in most parts of the world in the 2030s, New Energy Finance said in a report this month.
“The renewable energy transition is well underway, with solar playing a key role,” Irena Director General Adnan Amin said in a statement. “Cost reductions, in combination with other enabling factors, can create a dramatic expansion of solar power globally.”