Results 1 to 6 of 6
Thanks Tree1Thanks
  • 1 Post By Djinn

Thread: Time to shine: Solar power is fastest-growing source of new energy

  1. #1
    Veteran Member
    Joined
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    29,948
    Thanks
    23664

    From
    On a hill

    Time to shine: Solar power is fastest-growing source of new energy

    Renewables accounted for two-thirds of new power added to world’s grids last year, says International Energy Agency

    Adam Vaughan Energy correspondent
    Wednesday 4 October 2017 03.00 EDT

    Solar power was the fastest-growing source of new energy worldwide last year, outstripping the growth in all other forms of power generation for the first time and leading experts to hail a “new era”.

    Renewable energy accounted for two-thirds of new power added to the world’s grids in 2016, the International Energy Agency said, but the group found solar was the technology that shone brightest.

    New solar capacity even overtook the net growth in coal, previously the biggest new source of power generation. The shift was driven by falling prices and government policies, particularly in China, which accounted for almost half the solar panels installed.

    https://www.theguardian.com/environm...-energy-agency

  2. #2
    Veteran Member
    Joined
    Jul 2014
    Posts
    20,553
    Thanks
    5582

    From
    midwest
    Good for solar.

    It's the future, and that's a good thing.

    I'm waiting for it to become economically advantageous for me, and I'll be looking for my own system.

    It's not there yet for my house.

    Getting closer every year...

  3. #3
    Galactic Ruler Spookycolt's Avatar
    Joined
    May 2012
    Posts
    59,343
    Thanks
    10858

    From
    By the wall
    They seem to think we are against solar but we aren't.

    It has its place but until it becomes more affordable and accessible it will not replace fossil fuels.

    When it can match fossil fuels in cost and convenience I would be more than happy to switch.

  4. #4
    Veteran Member
    Joined
    Jul 2014
    Posts
    20,553
    Thanks
    5582

    From
    midwest
    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    They seem to think we are against solar but we aren't.

    It has its place but until it becomes more affordable and accessible it will not replace fossil fuels.

    When it can match fossil fuels in cost and convenience I would be more than happy to switch.
    I'm not against solar.

    I'm not even against solar that loses money, if that's what someone wants and can afford.

    I'm against solar that does not make economic sense for ME.

  5. #5
    Council Member Djinn's Avatar
    Joined
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    42,235
    Thanks
    26914

    From
    Pennsylvania, USA
    Solar power has its place, but there's no way I'll equip my home until the technology is sufficiently efficient and inexpensive that I can recoup my investment within three years.
    Thanks from Spookycolt

  6. #6
    Veteran Member
    Joined
    Jul 2014
    Posts
    20,553
    Thanks
    5582

    From
    midwest
    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    Solar power has its place, but there's no way I'll equip my home until the technology is sufficiently efficient and inexpensive that I can recoup my investment within three years.
    Agree.

    For me, last I checked, it's still gonna take about a decade to recoup my investment.

    Some day it may make sense, financially, but not yet.

Similar Threads

  1. Growing energy source
    By Miller47 in forum Current Events
    Replies: 57
    Last Post: 30th June 2017, 12:51 PM
  2. Replies: 39
    Last Post: 17th December 2016, 07:36 PM
  3. The Fastest-Growing Industry In The U.S.
    By PGreen in forum Political Discussion
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 26th January 2015, 08:11 AM
  4. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 24th May 2013, 12:55 PM
  5. Eliminate energy problem using solar energy
    By BORDEN11 in forum Current Events
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 12th July 2010, 11:46 AM

Tags for this Thread


Facebook Twitter RSS Feed