A timely article by TreeHugger announced that manufacturers of solar photovoltaic cells increased their production by 51% in 2009. And while the growth was even higher in 2008, the fact that in recent months have produced more than 10,700 megawatts of solar cells worldwide indicates a foothold in the right direction. A production of these characteristics can power about 5 million homes and today the sun’s energy to reach 100 countries.
Even better news is that renewables are not only a matter of individuals and households, companies also began to soak up sun, and now Walmart, supermarkets and chain stores, announces it will install solar panels between 20 and 30 stores in California and Arizona.
Walmart has hired the firm SolarCity for designing, installing and maintaining solar energy systems that cater to their huge business in 20-30% of the total energy need. Rather than buy the panels, the energy service contract WalMart, as if it were a utility.
For experts it is crucial that the chain has decided to use the services of a leading solar energy, which speaks of his efforts are not just about image but also the safety and long-term commitment to energy revolution.
And while a solar panel no longer a technology somewhat inaccessible to most citizens of the world, energy-saving alternatives begin to be at hand. What are yours.
Fortunately Greenpeace always on time to show our true relationship with the planet: the campaign “Unfriendly Coal” (or “Do not be a friend of coal”) was created to encourage users of the Facebook social network – and from that to the social network itself – to become aware of the enormous energy demand required to operate and how this non-renewable energy use promotes global warming.
The campaign is based on the release of ads (for a recent TV ad) and dissemination of a Facebook page that is close to 100,000 fans. The ultimate goal is that Facebook is committed in this upcoming Earth Day to become green.
More specifically: to increase the use of clean energy, to develop a plan to abandon the use of energy from coal by the year 2021, that educates users on energy and carbon footprint and to defend this type of clean energy level local, national and international levels.