Solar Panels Wanted
By Sebastian Frost
Over the course of the last few years, a noticeable shift has occurred in the way that energy is generated in one widely-known country—Australia. Having previously relied heavily on electricity being generated from coal, Australia has recently been placing an emphasis on the use of renewable energy that can be generated through solar panels and windmills. As coal generators are shutting down, solar and wind farms are going up.
In August of 2017, renewable energy generated enough electricity to power 70% of Australian homes. However, once current wind and solar projects are complete, it is expected that renewable energy will generate enough electricity to power 90% of homes—according to the Australian Renewable Energy Index. In addition to being an efficient means of generating electricity, renewable energy is now the least expensive method of generating electricity in Australia, and it is expected that solar systems will save consumers approximately $1.5 billion off of their electricity bills—over a 10-year period.
The implementation of renewable energy is a process that must be accepted on a global scale. Other first world countries, such as the United States, should take note of the steps that Australia is taking to address energy concerns. To do so, communities must take action to increase the acceptance of renewable energy. In the United States, for example, it is thought that renewable energy will be able to provide electricity for 80% of the nation by 2050. However, without the development of appropriate policies, we may never get there. As such, it is vital that every one of us involve ourselves in the process of supporting policies that ensure a renewable future.
Fortunately, for citizens of the United States, a website exists that can aid individuals in making a difference in the energy policies that impact our country—as well as the world, at large. By clicking on this link, you can contact representatives of our nation and have a real impact on our future. The Earth contains a limited amount of resources, and it is up to us, as citizens, to support more sustainable methods of providing energy—for generations to come.