Constructing a Solar Power Supply
Solar power is freely supplied by the sun
Here in Australia we are blessed with sunshine. Here in Queensland solar power
pours down on us like a blessing from heaven. But there are parts of Queensland where they are still in
drought and have been in drought for nearly a decade so there can be such a thing as too much sun
Up to this point in time there have been two major drawbacks to extending solar power
supply availability to more homes and business. The first one was the battery capacity
available. In the last 2 years research and development have made some huge leaps with technology
for battery storage capacity but it still requires a lot of Research and Development (R&D) funding to
investigate longer and safer storage capabilities.
To give you some thinking to do, remember when mobile (cell) phones first became
available? Remember the size of those building brick batteries we used to carry around and think we were all
as smart as a 'rat with a gold tooth'? Well if you compare those memories with your latest mobile (cell)
phone today you will see for yourself how much further along technology has progressed.
I am not suggesting solar batteries need to be or will ever get to the size of mobile
phones at least not in my lifetime and probably not my cat's either but one day it will happen.
The second problem hampering development and manufacture of solar panels was the
horrendous cost per panel.
But like many things, the technology is now available to cut costs
down to a manageable price for the majority of home owners. The costs are more likely to stay affordable for
the majority of people in our communities if we can get enough small businesses in each town to manufacture
and install their own version of solar panels based on an industry conforming code of practice so we don't
get any 'cowboys' in the industry and burn people out of their homes.
This is a fast opening gap in the construction industry and it
is going to be a tradesperson who runs with it simply because they are the ones with the ability to do the
If everyone works within their area of expertise then the sooner that happens the sooner we
will all have access to a solar power supply. So if you are a trade business why are you
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