Climate Change

Climate change and global warming are the liabilities of the industrial age. During the last century, and especially in the twentieth century, the growing need for energy from industrial life model has caused humans have burned large amounts of fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas).

 

This energy expenditure has accumulated in the atmosphere and has begun to have adverse effects on the global climate and the functioning of its various ecosystems. The warming is the main result of the progressive accumulation of gases in the atmosphere caused by human action (carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide) that prevent heat from escaping the planet, causing the greenhouse effect. The report Global Warming: The Complete Briefing, J. Houghton, attributed to carbon dioxide, 70% of the responsibility for global warming, while 24 % gives the responsibility to methane and 6 %, nitrous oxide.

Reducing Emissions

Much of the burning of fossil fuels is for the generation of electricity. During the past 50 years, global consumption of electricity has increased steadily at an average rate of 5%, from less than 1,000 TWh in 1950 to 19,000 TWh in the year 2009, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).

 

To keep these growth rates of electricity consumption, the IEA estimates that in 2030 global utility costs will be 28,930 TWh and is responsible for the issuance of 17,824 million tons of CO2 into the atmosphere, causing an increase in the Earth's temperature six degrees Celsius. The impact that this warming will have on the biochemistry of the Earth can have serious consequences, not only environmental, but also social and economic.

 

Therefore, the International Energy Agency has established in its annual World Energy Outlook 2009 energy scenario called "450 Scenario", which points out that, to stop the advance of climate change, it is necessary to limit the concentration of greenhouse greenhouse gases at 450 parts per million of CO2 equivalent, so as to limit the increase in average global temperature to two degrees Celsius.

 

To achieve this reduction in CO2 emissions raised in the "450 Scenario", the IEA considers that evolution occurs in primary energy production so that renewables other than hydropower and biomass, among which is the photovoltaic solar experience a 873% growth in the period between 2007 and 2030.

 

In the case of solar PV, the IEA notes that the objectives of electricity with this technology will reach 525 TWh in the horizon of 2030. To achieve this, it is essential to be installed about 400 additional photovoltaic GWp to date with a planned investment of $ 4,700 bn.

 

Solar Innova, in their quest to make the most safe and inexhaustible resource like the sun, and trying to cause the least possible impact on the environment, aims to contribute significantly to the fight against climate change, developing its activity generating clean electricity using photovoltaic technology.