Commercial Solar Systems 101: A Simple Guide

All businesses should be looking to reduce their energy consumption and electricity spend wherever they can. A commercial solar system is a great way to do this in an economical way, without having to change the way your...

class="
image-block-outer-wrapper
layout-caption-below
design-layout-inline

"
data-test="image-block-inline-outer-wrapper"
>

class="
sqs-block-image-figure
intrinsic
"
style="max-width:100%;"
>

style="padding-bottom:110.2803726196289%;"

class="
image-block-wrapper

has-aspect-ratio
"
data-animation-role="image"

data-animation-override

>

How much cheaper does solar need to get?  While solar has been becoming much cheaper, how far off are we from it being viable for everyone all over the world? Here's an excerpt from a compelling article...Australia definitely ahead of this curve in terms of viability though:

It's easy to get ridiculously excited about solar power these days. The panels keep getting cheaper as technology improves. Large photovoltaic arrays are sprouting up around the globe. Sure, solar still produces only 1 percent of the world's electricity, but it's growing at double-digit rates each year.

So with all this momentum, you'd think the solar industry could kick back and celebrate, right? Domination is only a matter of time!

Well … not so fast. A provocative recent essay in Nature Energy by two solar analysts, Varun Sivaram and Shayle Kann, argues that solar still has some hard economic obstacles to overcome before it can become a major energy source and provide (let's say) one-third of our power. Overcoming these hurdles could mean the difference between solar leveling off as a niche technology and solar taking over the world.

Read the rest of the story here. 

Written by
Huon Hoogesteger

Image CTA

Related Articles

Solar Abundance Will Prevent Energy Shortfalls

Interesting article on how the continuing and massive uptake of solar is confounding those who have been predicting en...

Solar Energy

Energy bills crushing families

class=" image-block-outer-wrapper layout-caption-below design-layout-inline " data-test="image-block-inline-outer-wrap...

energy market, Solar Energy, solar energy installations, energy prices

Majority of Sydney's Solar Potential Still Untapped

class=" image-block-outer-wrapper layout-caption-below design-layout-inline " data-test="image-block-inline-outer-wrap...

sydney solar, sydney, Solar Energy, Commercial Solar

Back to insights & our latest articles

Back to Articles