Solar Innovations Reduce Energy Costs | DuPont

Solar Innovations Reduce Energy Costs | DuPont


From the dawn of civilization there has been
light. The light and heat from the Sun is what keeps
us alive. The Sun was so important to many ancient civilizations
they even chose to worship it. But over many years our expectations grew
we wanted not only heat and light but also non-stop energy at the flick of a switch. In the developed world that’s what we enjoy
today life is unthinkable without it but convenience comes at a cost. Luckily as our understanding of the limitations
of fossil fuels grew so did the development of renewable energy sources. Once again we’re appreciating the power of
the Sun and the clean safe benefits it can bring. Around 748,000 homes and businesses in the
U.S. rely on solar generated electricity and whereas 30 years ago solar energy was considered
very costly around a hundred dollars per watt, today it now averages at just one dollar per
watt. And not only is it much cheaper but it’s also
reliable enough to be a big part of the National Grid an area where China is leading the way
the only fly in the ointment is that as solar panels are exposed to UV radiation extreme
temperatures and moisture they begin to degrade this means their power drops making solar
more expensive in the long run than it needs to be. Now thanks to DuPont and their constant pursuit
of innovation there are materials such as a backsheet made from DuPont Tedlar® that
can extend the solar panels useful life to more than 30 years. Solar innovations reduce costs and allow us
to enjoy the luxury of constant energy. That means we can all switch on the light
without thinking twice

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