Climate change is something that is worrying many environmental-based organisations, charities and other bodies. This is certainly true for the Global Solar Council (GSC) with climate change being a focus of their discussions at this year’s Solar Power International event. The GSC is made up of a number of regional and national solar associations, all of whom come together to share best practices and also to ensure that any developments in the global market are accelerated and get where they need to be.
During this event, the GSC highlighted that one of the best ways to limit the increase of the temperature around the world was to make sure that we embraced solar power, aiming for a 10% share of global power generation by 2030, a target that they believe can be reached.
For GSC, solar power has a huge contribution to make to sustainable development, particularly when it comes to climate change and reducing the greenhouse gas emissions that are so often part and parcel of the energy sector.
Here are some of the main things that solar power can do according to GSC.
A cost effective approach to energy
One of the main points that GSC make about solar energy is that it is cheap. In fact, solar power is one of the cheapest forms of electrical power around the world, and the prices are set to decline more and more as time goes on. This has already been seen when you compare the prices of solar energy now to 2009, which shoes an 80% reduction.
A versatile approach to energy
Whilst it is important to have a cost-effective approach to energy, you are also going to want to ensure that you have an energy source that is versatile. After all, it isn’t just those in the more developed countries that could benefit from solar power. Of course, this is the most common type of location that you are going to see solar power in, however, solar energy can also be a huge benefit to those in developing countries. Not only is it easy to install in these developing areas, but also having solar power can be a huge helping hand to them too, providing them with electricity and perhaps even taking some steps towards alleviating poverty too.
It is vital that we all focus on global warming and the things that we can do to make sure that the world around us is protected, not only for us, but also for our children too. Perhaps we should take the advice of the GSC and look at whether solar energy, mainly in the form of solar roofs, could be the answer that we are all searching for to protect the world against global warming.