Pressure to meet net zero carbon targets
As technology improves and demand increases, prices decrease. Pursuing solar is a logical step on the path to net zero – sustainability goes hand in hand with energy efficiency. So how can solar help us meet net zero targets?
· Producing clean energy – Limiting our reliance on fossil fuels, solar developments directly contribute to lowering carbon emissions. In combination with sources like wind and hydrogen, diversifying the energy mix enables a sustainable and low-carbon energy system.
· Decentralising energy generation drives efficiency - Solar developments, particularly rooftop solar installations, allow for decentralised energy generation. This means that energy is produced closer to the point of consumption, reducing transmission and distribution losses associated with centralised power plants. This decentralised approach can increase overall energy efficiency.
· Utilising storage solutions - Combining solar developments with energy storage technologies, such as batteries, enables the storage of excess energy generated during sunny periods for use during cloudy days or at night. This improves the reliability and consistency of solar power, addressing one of the challenges associated with intermittent renewable energy sources.