One of the most important factors driving solar power in the global domain is how well governments are supporting it. This is particularly seen in countries where meaningful subsidies and tax rebates are provided. Where these are available, acquisitions and installations are particularly high. Still, the relationship goes beyond rebates and incentives. Making solar accessible to more people across various sectors definitely rides on governments’ commitment to a sustainable and renewable future.

How governments are providing subsidies

How governments support solar is though incentivizing consumers and companies with rebates and other subsidies. The bottom line is that this makes cheaper energy affordable for all. There’s no way to steer people away from traditional grid energy if the alternatives are going to cost much more. Generating power at an acceptable cost is what drives people to make the change. Solar has fortunately come a long way from a price perspective, but there’s still room for improvement.

In the United States, for example, the Department of Energy aims to halve the cost of utility solar by 2030. That’s a very ambitious goal, to say the least, and it will involve further commitment in the form of subsidies. This shows us what kind of support is needed in order to achieve grid parity and viability for mass consumption.

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Huge solar farm providing energy for an entire town

The need for policy changes at the top level

Similar efforts are being undertaken world-wide. How governments are helping to make solar more accessible for everyone is by adopting proper policies. Even simple things like allowing households with excess power generation to sell it back to the grid go a long way. It’s all about facilitating efforts to achieve a common goal for the benefit of everyone. Without these renewable options we will remain locked in to the fossil fuel energy supplies which are polluting the biosphere.

How governments can supply partnerships

Another way to help spur the growth of solar adoption is through innovative partnerships with solar energy companies. Leaders from various levels can also work with solar companies to assess and address locale-specific energy challenges. With the versatility of solar power applications, solar can be a key solution to many different issues.

Consumer confidence

The ideal would be for a formal endorsement of the industry through top-level policy-making decisions. We need the powers that be to go out of their way to endorse the use of solar power in households, communities, and businesses. Wider public and media support could legitimize the lofty aspirations towards renewable energy and sustainable life.

Of course, a lot of it has to do with how governments are actually doing sufficient to promote this. If it’s all lip service and nothing tangible comes out of it, it won’t benefit the consumers or the industry.

The role of the private sector

On top of how governments are acting, the private sector also needs to do it’s best to promote the use of solar power. With the issues of climate change prominent in the minds of the public, the time for change is now. There is, though, more need for the wider understanding of the global issues that need to be addressed. The ecological damage being caused by the use of fossil fuels needs to be taught at all levels. Without sufficient pressure of public support for cleaner, renewable energy the change may not be forthcoming soon enough.

More countries are stepping up their renewable efforts, though, so the trend is moving in the right direction. Hopefully, before long, these efforts will bear fruit and we will see the dawn of a truly sustainable world.

How you can play your role

The answer is for us all to move to renewable power sources such as solar energy. These are beneficial not only on the macro level, but also enable us to benefit individually in our homes.

Let us show you how the move to clean, renewable solar energy can be of great benefit to you. Contact us and let us answer all your questions. It’s quick, free and easy. Get in touch today and learn what you can do.

 

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