So, we all know that solar power is the way forward. That it’s the cleanest, greenest energy around. That it’s also the most practical in terms of implementation. Now it’s possible to buy everything from DIY solar power systems, to small solar chargers for your phone.
I may be biased, because solar is my business, but it doesn’t take a genius to figure it out. When it comes to selling renewable energy to the masses, the method that costs the least and has the fewest compromises is going to win.
If a renewable doesn’t impact the way we live our lives, but offers a cleaner alternative, it’s a winner.
Hybrid cars, hydrogen cars, and now electric have all shown that forcing people to make a choice between practicality and green motoring isn’t a good idea. While the improvements in technology have made all of them more practical, they all have limitations. While they become more efficient, easier to manage and better looking, until they can put the fun back into driving, they will never overtake gas.
Solar has none of those limitations. In the end, we don’t care where our power comes from. As long as the magic happens when we plug our stuff into the wall socket, we don’t care. Innovations like the solar charger only helps in that quest for convenience. It allows us to go anywhere, do anything and always have a steady source of power for our phones. As long as the sun is out anyway.
Wind is another practical renewable, but more difficult to implement. Mankind has used wind since the dawn of time, to drive sailboats, windmills, kites, dry clothes, and now make energy. But it’s difficult to implement at the domestic level. Sure you can buy a wind turbine and put it on a pole, or on your roof, but it’s ugly, and depends on a fickle wind to generate meaningful power.
Hydro power has been used for years, but only in large-scale implementations, a la Hoover Dam or the Three Gorges. This is also harder to implement unless you’re lucky enough to have a river running through your property. If you’re one of the lucky ones, smaller scale water mill type generators are possible.
While it isn’t good to assume, history shows that the sun rises every day in the east, and sets in the west. While this habit continues, we have predictable power at our fingertips. We can harness that power to use on our solar chargers, panels, pumps, or even on a solar farm to generate power for towns and cities.
There’s no escaping the fact that we have to ditch fossil fuels. It’s dirty, expensive and increasingly out of our control. That’s why solar power is so important. It’s simple to implement, easy to maintain and cheap to run. Solar chargers and generators allow us to have electricity anywhere, and only add to the convenience we experience. That’s why solar power is the answer.