This week a history-making flight proved solar is the future. Why? Because the world’s first global circumnavigation by a solar-powered plane was financed by one of the world’s most oil-rich countries.
The United Arab Emirates is looking beyond extracting finite resources of fossil fuel to continue its fabulous wealth. This is why Abu Dhabi’s green energy company Masdar sponsored the $100m project, which began in 2002.
The plane, called Solar Impulse 2, has a wing span wider than a Boeing 747 but weighs the same as a family car. It started and finished its 40,000km flight in Abu Dhabi.
How do high-profile experiments such as this flight affect every-day solar consumers? The answer is simple. Investment in solar technology research and development is having a rapid trickle-down effect.
Energy Rating Systems (ERS) notices that the timeframe of the latest technologies and upgrades being available in Australia now is just months.
All this adds up to good news for our clients.
University researchers say that the numbers add up for installing a new rooftop solar system right now, even without government subsidies. Prices of new solar panels have fallen while new technologies have improved operational efficiency.
Global figures show solar installations are doubling every couple of years and more production also brings costs down.
Solar is the future and ERS is right at the forefront. Its partnerships with major industry suppliers ensure a range of the best and latest technology available to you.
Contact ERS to discuss your requirements for the latest energy saving systems.
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