Thursday, January 5, 2012

Solar Politics

It's possible to supply all the heating and electrical needs of an average household with the wise use of sunlight at a cost competitive with fossil fuel and nuclear power.

Why than is solar energy not more popular?

• Government has never adequately subsidized the development and use of solar energy.

• No social recognition for solar energy user. Even though they are helping in reducing carbon foot print.

• Poor home design which heat more in summer and less in winter

• The simplicity of solar application has not yet captured the imagination of the consumer.

• We are creatures of habit controlled by a fossil fuel empire.

The use of solar energy offers a safe, environmentally less destructive technology that can usher in a new era of post-industrial development. Little attention has been paid by current generations of scientist, politicians and planers to develop a society that operates in a framework of environmental and social stability. In the mad rush to plunder the earth of it's dwindling supply of non renewable resources, the planners of today's industrial world have forgotten the needs of future generations.

The energy we receive from the sun is our birthright like the air we breath or the water we drink. Dependence on non renewable energy concentrates such as fossil fuels is no longer necessary. The exploitation of resources and people for economic growth is no longer necessary. The absurdities of our current high energy era can only be corrected if the gentle politics of change are implemented to bring about a post industrial renaissance. Imagine a social order motivated by love, courage and curiosity rather than hate, fear and greed. . "A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step." If you feel strongly about taking that first step there is something you can do. Unite together to promote the necessary research and development in the area of renewable resources. Tax oil more and tax home owners using solar less. Encourage small local businesses that are capable of sustaining a practical economy.

companies involved in non renewal resources extraction like oil and coal could not survive without the cooperative efforts of specialist needed to find, extract, refine, defend and deliver. I have no argument with the people who produce it. These producers are only doing their job in an unrestrained capitalist society. Our government is also encouraging the extraction of oil and coal in the name of sustaining economic growth.

What would your reaction be to a 100% Oil Tax hike? At first one may seem outraged for such a tax as it downright violates the laws of capitalism and free enterprise. RIGHT? Yet a brave stand on an oil tax is what we need to create new jobs and develop alternative, renewable, energy resources. To make a smooth transition from our energy dependent oil based economy into an energy independent "solar age" we'll need more than sunshine. We'll need an informed public and an honest government concerned about a sustainable future.

The households and commercial business that provide the solar electricity can receive credit point and at the end of the month, the authorities can determine how much they used and how much it produced through solar and other renewal sources accordingly then can get tax rebates

What countries would you suppose would be the world champions in installing and producing electricity from the sun with solar or wind energy? with its hi-tech prowess and seemingly endless sunshine, Israel should by rights be the world champion in solar electricity. It isn’t, in fact, the honor of top producer of energy from the sun belongs not to Israel, believe it or not, it goes to Germany.

That seems unlikely solar in Germany is so high considering Germany has an average of 1,738 hours of sunlight a year, working out to an average of just 4.8 hours each day. Compare that to Spain, with its average of 2,910 hours a year (8.0 a day) or Israel’s 3,468 hours a year, coming to an average of a whopping 9.5 hours a day. Despite its being solar-challenged, Germany produces some 12 percent of the electricity it uses annually from solar.

Why country like India with its longersunshine hours, can’t outdo or even match the electricity generated by solar of Germany or Japan, Italy, France, Spain or any of the countries that utilize their sunshine more effectively is clearly a matter of proper implementation of policy. Politics were a major factor in the decision making.

Every little bit of electricity produced by these systems has a positive impact on the environment, “every little bit” helps; more electrical power produced by solar means less burning of fossil fuels. There are a number of technologies available to turn solar power into viable energy. sunlight reaching the Earth’s surface is plentiful almost 6,000 times more than average power consumed by humans.

At one point in history, the whale oil industry was lobbying the government and predicting the collapse of economics if they didn’t subsidize the increasing cost of purchasing oil from the dead carcasses of mammals, then someone invented kerosene and the need for whale oil dropped off a cliff, thereby making the greedy argument of protectionism obsolete forever. Yet here is some genius, making the same argument again. world has always overcome with new techniques, new advances, new ways of doing business and I fully believe we’re going to do it again.

India is running out of coal. The power plants are running at less than 50% capacity. They are already importing huge amounts. There are power cuts all over. In some parts of the country there are mandated blackouts for more than half the day alternating every hour. That was the reason India signed the nuclear deal. Their back was against the wall. A sad story. Bad management of resources and corruption had led to this state of affairs. Of course there is disregard for environmentally friendly energy policy.

With all this we have plus side too…Now I can see good future through government policies, India was the first country in the world to set up a ministry of non-conventional energy resources, in early 1980s. In recent years India has been lagging behind other nations in the use of renewable energy (RE). The share of RE in the energy sector is less than 1% of India's total energy needs. Renewable energy in India comes under the purview of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.

Some large projects have been proposed, and a 35,000 km² area of the Thar Desert has been set aside for solar power projects, sufficient to generate 700 to 2,100 giga watts. Central Government has proposed to launch its Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission under the National Action Plan on Climate Change with plans to generate 1,000 MW of power by 2013 and up to 20,000 MW grid-based solar power, 2,000 MW of off-grid solar power.

1 comment:

  1. Mukesh Kumar Nihale because it is not cost effective.
    9 hours ago · Like

    Durwesh Prabhakar is deliberately done. for most of us cost is what we pay directly...isn't it and we fail to see indirect cost paid? like tip of the iceberg. if u see Germany energy plan t...See More
    41 minutes ago · Like