Renewable energy is increasingly becoming integrated into our daily energy consumption. Countries are seeking to improve their sustainability and environmental impacts in any way possible, and supporting renewable energy significantly helps this. Companies and individuals are also looking to become greener, and more and more people are becoming interested in how their energy is produced, and the amount of carbon that is released into the atmosphere when it is generated.
Solar energy is one of the most reliable global sources of renewable energy, with power being generated steadily and consistently. Here are some things to look out for in solar energy for 2020.
Increasing technology investment
One of the early problems during the development of solar technology was storing the energy produced. Most of this was stored in large batteries, but these quickly depleted and could not hold large quantities. They were also expensive too. However, research into these fields is quickly mitigating the problems, allowing long-life batteries to be produced for a fraction of the cost. This, along with increasing the efficiency of the solar capture itself, will expect large investment in 2020.
Increasing demand for solar energy
Businesses and private homes are always looking for ways to make themselves greener. Companies have their reputation to think about, and meeting their sustainability policies shows their customers and shareholders that the environment is at the top of their list. Consumers and residents are more environmentally conscious and understand how their actions impact the Earth. As such, the demand for renewable energy, including solar energy, will increase.
Increased attention within the media
The global narrative on sustainability and energy mixes is changing. Climate change deniers are gradually holding reduced power in governments, and grassroots movements promoting environmental consciousness are hitting the headlines. Solar energy will get its fair share of attention within the global media this year, which will help to increase both the demand for it and the amount of investment it receives.
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