Renewable energy produces no waste or polluting emissions, no greenhouse gases and releases no CO2 into the atmosphere; in theory, it is inexhaustible. Fossil fuels such as gas, oil and coal have been millions of years in the making. However, at our current rate of consumption they are being very quickly consumed.
Moreover, climate change and global warming are being aggravated by the increasing output of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. This situation led to COP21, which established long term measures aimed at protecting the planet.
Solar energy is inexhaustible, which undoubtedly makes it the energy of the future.
The global UK energy policy is to reach 20% of UK electricity needs covered by renewable by 2020.
Solar energy: a clean, infinitely abundant energy
The sun provides the ultimate renewable energy. Today, solar energy is used to produce heat (solar thermal energy) and electricity (solar photovoltaic energy). The United Kingdom has made the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions a priority objective and has implemented measures to harness this energy efficiently. That is why measures to promote photovoltaic power have been implemented. This is a resource that must be developed without delay.
Creating electricity from sunlight
Photovoltaic electric power is produced from sunlight. This technology converts solar energy to electrical energy using solar cells. Photovoltaic solar energy is electrical energy produced from solar radiation. These cells convert the sun’s rays to electrical direct current, which is then converted to 220 V alternating current by an inverter. The electricity produced is then self consumed or redirected to the public grid. You will then collect an income in return for your electricity production.