Recent investigations have established the advantages of solar energy on a much larger scale in addition to the numerous benefits it has for the average homeowner.
Renewable energy is looking to overtake tourism as a large form of income for the agricultural sector. Due to an increase in the use of solar panels and wind turbines, farmers are experiencing a boost in profits whilst also contributing to a lower-carbon economy. It is believed that one in six farmers will have solar systems fitted within the next few months, as the rewards become more apparent. With a UK target of increasing the amount of renewable energy produced to 15% by 2020, well established companies such as Natwest are backing the strategy and helping provide funding for farmers. Gaining planning permission is a barrier that a few have faced; however farmers with access to land and grid connections are being encouraged to pursue the solar industry and start reaping the rewards as soon as possible
Non- profit organisations are currently exploring ways to use solar energy as a way of improving the lives of unprivileged people. A small town in India, previously using harmful kerosene lamps which had to be fetched from sources several hours away, have now had their lives transformed with the use of solarised equipment. 98% of this town has now been converted with help from the government and loans from banks that support the idea of making a difference. Providing homes with solar panels to power even a small amount of electricity enables the biggest of differences such as enabling homeowners to work longer into the night in order to generate more money. As more than 300 million people are still lacking electricity in India, and the climate being ideal as a generator for solar energy, the idea is being seen as a positive change that should be adopted further.
The ever growing benefits of solar energy are clearly being spread and utilised further over time and are sure to bring new life to many.