The world has witnessed a rapid increase in solar power over the past ten years. This trend is expected to continue for the next 30 years. Projected data shows that solar power will experience the greatest growth in the next 30-year period over all other types of energy. However, non-renewable energy sources will continue to decline and renewable sources of power will take over. How is solar energy used in the world?
Scotland Homes Powered by Wind for 6 Months
Imagine Scotland being a leader in the generation of renewable energy. Wind energy is the most important. Yes, all of Scotland’s bagpipes and homes are now powered by wind energy.
Scotland generated so much wind energy in 2017 from its vast landscape of wind turbines that it powered all of its homes for six months. This is more than 3 million homes. In 2019, Scotland has made great strides toward its renewable energy goals. Scotland produced enough wind power energy to power homes twice over. And that was just between January-June of that year.
Sydney Is Powered by 100% Renewable Energy
Let’s travel the globe to Australia, which is making leaps and bounds in renewable energy.
In 2020, another milestone in renewable energy was reached when Sydney declared that it would now run entirely on renewables. This will “save half of a million dollars” and prevent 200,000 tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere in the next 10 years.
Virginia Is the First State in the South to Pursue 100% Renewable Energy
Let’s go back to the U.S. and give ourselves a pat on the back. In 2020, Virginia became the first state in the South to achieve 100% renewable energy. This achievement is significant and a trendsetter for the rest of southern America.
Virginia joined seven other states in the United States that have committed to 100% clean energy by 2040. Here are the U.S. cities 100% powered with renewable energy as of 2019.
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