Solar power around the world has seen its ups and downs over the past couple of decades. Some say it’s too expensive. Others say it’s impractical. Many believe it’s the future of energy worldwide. Who’s right?
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It will be very easy for trolls and skeptics to take jabs at the concept. It’s impractical, expensive, inefficient, and extremely unlikely to ever happen in any of our lifetimes. Still, one should ask, “What if?”
This infographic by our friends at 1Bog takes a stab at the question and comes up with some interesting statistics about why it’s not only possible, but something that should be considered (at least on a limited scale).
In the early part of the century, many considered it impossible to create cities or neighborhoods with complete internet coverage, and yet I live in such a city in a house where every room other than restrooms has various types of connections and the neighborhood is flooded with public-access WiFi.
Many thought that it was impossible for Ford to ever recover from the direction they were heading in 2006, but Murfreesboro Ford is a shining example of what can happen when you believe in the possibilities.
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Prominent corporations are paying special attention to go green and create a conducive environment for clean and green energy. Walmart too is taking appreciative steps in the field of alternative energy. In the year 2007, Walmart entered into a partnership with Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to provide a thrust to the photovoltaic technologies. It was related with thin-film solar. They aimed for taking it out from labs to the real world.
In the practical world, products should be commercially viable, consistent, and cost effective. Walmart is already installing the solar panels in its stores in southern California, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Now they made it public to install more solar panels to another 20 to 30 outlets in California and Arizona. With this step they are moving towards their pledge of going 100% green in future.