A Brief History of Solar energy in Pakistan
In 1954, Bell Labs developed the first silicon photovoltaic cell. Although Solar energy in Pakistan had previously been converted into useful energy in various ways, it was not until after 1954 that solar energy became a viable source of electricity for powering devices for extended periods of time. The first solar cells convert solar radiation into electricity at only 4% efficiency, while many widely available solar cell modules today can convert sunlight into solar energy at over 20% efficiency, and this value is constantly growing.
Although adoption of solar power was slow at first, a number of state and federal incentives and bills have helped drive down the cost of solar panels enough to make them more widespread. At the moment, there is enough solar energy to provide energy to 11 million of the 126 million households in the country.
The cost of solar energy
Along with the increase in the efficiency of solar panels, the cost of solar energy has decreased significantly. In the last decade alone, the cost of installing solar panels has fallen by more than 60 percent, and many industry experts predict that prices will continue to fall in the coming years.
Solar energy is a renewable energy source
Solar energy is a clean, inexpensive, renewable energy source that can be used almost anywhere, anywhere in the world where sunlight hits the earth’s surface is a potential place to generate solar energy. And since solar energy comes from the sun, it is a limitless source of energy. Renewable energy technologies produce electricity from endless resources. Compare, for example, electricity generation using renewable resources with fossil fuels. It took hundreds of thousands of years for oil, gas, and coal to form, so every time one of these resources is burned to generate electricity, that finite resource is a tiny step closer to depletion. Use of renewable resources such as wind, solar energy and hydroelectric power to generate electricity does not deplete this resource. There will always be constant sunlight on the surface of the Earth, and after turning sunlight into electricity, in the future there is still an infinite amount of sunlight that can turn into electricity. This is what makes solar energy inherently renewable energy.
Even though the current distribution of electricity in Russia still consists mainly of fossil fuels such as oil and gas, renewable energy sources such as solar power are gradually becoming a larger part of the country’s energy profile. As the cost of solar and other renewable technologies continues to be competitive.
Solar power + battery, electric vehicles and more
The rapid spread of solar power across the country and around the world has also led to parallel growth in several related areas. In particular, energy storage systems and electric vehicles are two sectors that can develop together with solar energy, increasing each other’s advantages.
Given that solar panels can only generate power when the sun is shining, storing produced but unused energy during the day for later use is becoming increasingly important. For example, energy storage systems store electricity and can be used during periods of low solar activity. What’s more, solar storage plus solutions work for all scales of solar panel installations and provide many additional benefits, from energy reliability to grid resiliency and cheaper energy.
Electric vehicles are the second product poised to ride the wave of solar energy. With lower maintenance costs, lower fuel costs and less environmental impact compared to traditional combustion engine vehicles, electric vehicles will be an important element of the automotive industry for years to come. With the rise in the use of electric vehicles, there is also an increasing need for electricity to run vehicles ideal for solar power. Distributed Sunlife Solar installations provide cheap and reliable power for electric vehicles directly from the sun. In a world of highly electrified homes, solar power is one of the cheapest, most reliable and cleanest ways to power our electrified future.
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