By Susmita Baral, Greener Ideas:
Solar power, which converts sunlight into energy, is beneficial for reducing our carbon footprint and has been accepted as a greener alternative for harvesting power. While harvesting solar energy has a carbon footprint of its own, research shows a solar panel’s carbon footprint is at least 20 times smaller than that of coal. As of late, solar energy is slowly transitioning from an alternative energy source to a preferred energy source.
For starters, the Australian government recently announced a $1.3 million grant to researchers who specialize in solar power. The grants, which are part of the government’s Skills Development Program, are an attempt on the part of the Australian government’s efforts to cut carbon emissions… Read more