Importance Of Solar Power

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Solar Power This paper is going to be based on why should we use solar energy, how does it work, what are the advantages of solar power, and why should we apply solar power in the Dominican Republic. Did you know that the heat of the sun is about equivalent to burning a billion trillion tons of coal an hour? Even though only a small fraction of that heat ever reaches the earth is still more than enough to power up our whole planet. We are very certain that we have all heard about the terms fossil fuels, greenhouse gases, and global warming. Have you ever asked yourself what are going to be the consequences if nothing is done about our environmental problems facing our world today? What would be your reaction if I tell you that we can power…show more content…
The IEA (International Energy Agency) predicted in 2014 that in 2050, solar power will be around 27% of electricity consumption around the world (16 from PV, 11 from CSP). It was also predicted that solar power would be the biggest source of energy worldwide, and the most and biggest solar power installations would be in China and India. Solar power technologies started developing in mid 1860s when the scarcity of coal was beginning to be a concern to people. However in early 20th century solar power would cease to flow due to the economy and the utility of coal and petroleum. The use of solar power is being more visible and popular across the world by annum. Just to give a perspective, in 1974 about only 6 homes in the United States were entirely heated or cooled by solar power. However, it was predicted that by the end of 2016 around one million homes in the United States will be fully solar powered. The cost of installation of solar converters is one of the major issues for the society. Due to high costs of installation, lots of people don’t even consider have a solar source installed. However, people don’t usually go into deep analysis, but if you do get into it, you can notice that, yes, it is expensive to install, but the electric bills will immediately drop, making this innovation totally worth the investment. Solar power is a fully renewable source of power which does not lead to
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