Solar Power Surge Protection Devices
Solar power has come a long way in the last decade. This is due to new developments in the solar industry, with more efficient sunlight receptors and an ability to capture more energy while taking up less space. The reason for the progress is found in two essential developments, the transition of a generation’s ideals and the advancement of technology. Through an intersection of these two, we are seeing the progress that may finally push solar and wind power into the forefront of energy production, no longer taking a backseat to fossil fuels. Further advancement will be based on what a majority of people want and the influence that those people collectively have. For decades past, even though we knew that solar power production was feasible and could provide electricity using the free fuel source of sunlight, the technology did not develop quickly because people believed that it was not viable on a large scale. If they did believe that it could potentially make a dent in the fossil fuel market, then a large percentage of that group believed it would cost too much and was unwilling to pay extra for a cleaner method of energy production. As a result, an entire generation that had solar power as a possible alternative squandered it to save a few pennies, at the expense of the environment we live in. The generation that is replacing them is more concerned with their world because it is being inherited as opposed to simply degrading for the future. The next generation sees the issue of pollution as immediate, and they are using their voices to create the change that is necessary in the immediate future. Climate change is no longer a theory, it is here now as a result of choices that were made in the past, and the future generation has decided to do something about it. This collective sense of urgency has shifted the decisions being made on a governmental level towards renewable energy production and electric vehicles, as a way of taking back the planet they are inheriting. They are also using the weapon of technology to their advantage in order to hasten the process.
An example of a motivated generation using technology to make change is that of preventative measures, such as surge protection, being used in solar power systems to drive down production costs. Once a method of production is viewed as less expensive, it is very difficult to justify paying more for something that is equal or inferior. The new generation knows that one of the hurdles to widespread adoption of solar and wind technology is the greater cost over fossil fuel production. Simply driving down the cost of production beyond fossil fuels will push wider adoption rates due to saving money, so the new generation of thinkers is factoring surge protection and other preventative technologies into use in solar power systems. Through advanced components aiding the avoidance of damage as a result of power surges, the costs of production drop significantly. The result is cheaper and cleaner power, even if older people didn’t support it.