Solar Power and its Global Effects

Solar power is becoming one of the most relevant solutions to our planets eminent global warming crisis. The use of solar power within our own homes, industrial sector and not to forget agriculture could in the long term be the solution to stopping global warming which threatens the survival of the human society.  We now have decades, some say centuries, of solar power research under our belts and we have found an efficient solar panel system that in turn creates electricity without the unwanted pollution.


The use of solar power not only protects our planet but protects our wallets. The estimated cost of global warming is projected to escalate over trillions of rands over the coming years, leaving the very realistic fact that ignoring the long term threat of global warming will leave a massive dent on our funds as well as our world. Over the years fighting global warming with the use of solar power through utilising residential, agricultural and industrial solar systems, we could save society millions if not billions of rands in the future. The use of an efficient solar panel system within our own homes can save us a large sum of money within a short time.


We all want a reliable energy source and constant power. With the current Eskom load shedding that is affecting us all, has become a national public frustration and visible among social media platforms and everyday conversation. Not only is it an inconvenience to the average South African but it is also a fear for our safety as street lights, robots and home security systems all go dark. In January 2015 Eskom revealed that we can expect load shedding to occur nationwide on 70% of most days over the next three months, in turn causing massive effects in South Africa’s economy.


The solution to our electricity problem is very simple. A reliable energy source that does not cost the earth. Solar power and solar systems are an efficient and reliable energy source. South Africa offers constant sunlight, with the rising and the setting of the sun being stable, although clouds may occur and be less predictable. South Africa offers a fairly good seasonal projection for the amount of sunlight we receive yearly, making solar power an extremely reliable energy source.


Adding to the benefit of being a reliable energy source, it is a well-known fact that no one can buy the sun or sunlight, eliminating turning sunlight into a monopoly, making it “free” to use. Solar power provides energy security, something which many nations have been putting into place for years. With government adding monetary benefits for home owners implementing solar power into their homes, hopefully this is a trend that will soon reach South Africa.


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