The harsh reality of climate change and its effects has forced world organizations, non-government organizations, the corporate world, and private individuals to seek cleaner and renewable sources of energy. Solar energy is one of the sources that is currently being investigated and is already in place in countries such as US, Europe, China, and Africa. The paper aims to study the solar power in terms of its usage, the audience which can benefit from solar power, the costs of installation and the incentives provided particularly by the US states, for using solar power.
Using Sun’s energy is not a new phenomenon as mankind have always sun’s energy for various purposes such as drying clothes, drying herbs and others purposes. Solar power is using sunlight and converting it into electricity or heat. There are three ays of using Sun’s energy.
Solar power can be sued for a variety of purposes such as marine and aviation navigation lights, water pumping, telecommunications repeater stations, oil and gas SCADA systems, and off-grid remote houses. Various studies of using solar energy are underway. A research is the University of Nevada is currently investigating the use of solar power that will ‘take care of the ecosystems of terminus lakes around the world’. According to the report, the ‘new solar distillation system will help in removing the salinity of the lake water’ (www.alternative-energy-news.info). The aim of such research is to maintain the ecosystems of the closed-water bodies where the concentration of salts and mineral becomes high due to water area being closed by a geographical structure. .