Solar Panels for Everyone

By Molly Barnett

Imagine living in a world where there was no electricity. Unfortantly for a lot of countries this is their reality. 2.5 billion people go without power everyday. How? A lot of us can’t even imagine going a few hours without our iPhone. For a lot of countries this is the reality when it comes to poverty. There are so many necessities that come with power. Although there are many organizations trying to help out these countries there still is not enough help. But what if there was. 

The sun is a natural resource that everyone has access to, no matter where you are in the world. This is a resource that will never go away (well at least for a long time). So why not use it? This is where solar panels come into play. By using the one natural resource that everyone has it would not only bring power to countries it could even reduce the amount of fossil fuels that are being put out into the air. Some third world countries use fossil fuels as a source to power. This is not only bad for the environment but this will eventually run out. Just when we thought that it couldn’t get any better solar panels will create jobs as well. Once people start realizing all of the positive experiences this will create a bigger market for solar panels, there for creating more jobs. 

So why doesnt everyone have solar panels? Well for a long time the cost of solar panels was expensive and governments or other organizations did not want to pay for them. But in a recent study solar and wind power is the same or cheaper than fossil fuels. As costs begin to fall an it will be a more desirable solution for not just the wealthy but for everyone