5 Reasons Why Solar Energy is the Future of Power Generation

Daniel Mwangi
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Solar power has been one of the most promising new energy sources for decades. While it's not yet mainstream, the technology is developing at an astonishing pace. Solar energy could be a viable source of electricity for many countries within a few years, and it may become even more affordable than traditional fossil fuels thanks to technological advancements. Solar panels are becoming thinner and cheaper than ever before, which means they can now make up a greater portion of your home's overall cost (or even something as simple as covering your windows with solar film). In this article I'll outline five reasons why you should consider investing in solar energy:

Solar energy has already become mainstream

In the United States, solar energy has already become mainstream. According to a 2016 report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), solar power became cheaper than coal and natural gas in most of Europe and Asia over the past five years. Solar energy is now considered one of the most cost-effective sources of electricity generation in many parts of the world, including China and India where it accounts for about 10% percent of all electricity consumption.

In addition to its economic advantages over fossil fuels, solar power also provides an environmentally friendly alternative because there is no need for mining or drilling underground deposits—the sunlight hits directly onto photovoltaic cells which convert it into electricity immediately without any pollution associated with burning fossil fuels like coal or gas.

Solar power is an infinite resource

Solar energy is the only renewable resource that can be replenished by nature. Anytime you use solar power, you’re not depleting an infinite supply of clean, green energy. You’re instead tapping into the sun and harnessing its power to run things like homes and businesses—or even airplanes!

Solar panels have been around for decades now, but they're still improving day by day. Modern solar panels are able to convert over 70% of their output into electricity compared to just 10% back in 1980 when photovoltaic technology was first introduced (source). That's why it might seem like we've gone through all this trouble just for nothing; after all there aren't any more places left on earth where we could put up more solar farms so why bother?

Well if you ask me: why not? There's no limit here; there won't ever be another place where we could add more panels because every part of our planet has been covered with them already!

Solar power is scalable

Solar power is scalable to meet the needs of a wide range of consumers. In fact, solar can be used in small and large scale applications. If you have an excess storage capacity at your home or business, then installing solar panels will allow you to sell energy back into the grid at night when there's less demand for electricity.

Solar panels also have a low total installed cost compared to other types of power generation like wind farms or hydroelectric dams because they don't require any infrastructure (such as roads) or heavy machinery like cranes and bulldozers needed by traditional fossil fuels plants. As such, it's easier for smaller companies without access to these resources but still want clean energy sources such as residential rooftops with photovoltaic (PV) cells fitted onto them instead!

Solar energy is one of the cheapest sources of electricity in many parts of the world

Solar energy is one of the cheapest sources of electricity in many parts of the world.

In some parts of Africa, solar power is already cheaper than coal-fired power plants. In other places, it’s expected to continue getting cheaper as technology improves and costs come down further.

Solar power creates jobs

Solar power creates jobs in the solar industry. If you're considering installing a solar panel system, you may be wondering how many people it will employ.

The answer is quite a lot! In fact, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE), there are 1 million workers employed in the US alone who work in renewable energy sources like wind and biomass harvesting. This number increases to 2 million when you consider those working in hydroelectric power generation or geothermal energy technologies as well as related industries such as waste management services and construction materials production facilities.

So what does this mean for your business? It means that if your company needs extra help at home or on site then there's no need to look further than hiring some qualified experts who understand all things related with developing high quality homes using green building practices such as insulation materials made from recycled products sourced locally where possible. You can even go one step further and start looking at how solar panels can be installed in your home or business.

 Solar power is the most common form of renewable energy on the planet, but it still has a long way to go before it becomes mainstream.

Many see solar as being the way forward, and that makes it a very interesting investment opportunity.

Solar energy has been gaining popularity as a way to reduce carbon emissions and reduce your electricity bill. The global market for solar power is expected to grow from $217 billion in 2014 to $305 billion by 2020, according to solar companies’ estimates.

Solar power has also become popular because it can be used anywhere and at any time, making it a good investment opportunity for anyone looking for ways to improve their environment while saving money on their bills.


Solar power is a growing industry, and the future looks bright. Solar energy is a clean, sustainable source of energy that has already become mainstream. It’s not just about being green—it’s about saving money and creating jobs for people all around the world.