Why solar energy?
The sun is the resource of the future
Fossil fuels, like oil, gas and coal, are becoming increasingly scarce and are harmful to the environment, while increasing our reliance on major companies and potentially authoritarian governments, as they require enormous power plants and distribution grids. As a result of these size-related factors, only first world companies can implement effective power supplies. Environmentally-friendly and equitable supply of energy for the generations to come can only be guaranteed if we start using renewable energy sources now. Nuclear power - a dangerous, costly and finite resource - is a distant second place when it comes to protecting our climate.
The benefits of energy from the sun are as clear as day
The main raw materials needed to harness the power of the sun - sunlight and sand - are in abundant supply. This means that solar power will soon surpass conventional sources in cost-effectiveness. Like steam trains, automobiles and computers in other eras, solar energy has the potential to become the defining technology of our age, triggering a new economic upturn.