Solar Energy: A Review

by Makari Krause

While fossil fuels will continue to meet the vast majority of the planets energy needs for the foreseeable future, renewable energy is the fastest growing source of electrical power in the world, increasing at a rate of 2.8 percent annually.[i] With the effects of green house gas emissions becoming more apparent on the planet, renewables will become more and more important in global energy generation. Solar energy is one of the most affordable, cleanest, and most secure of the renewables, and is at the forefront of renewable power. This post will give a brief analysis of the different types of solar power and their prospects for the future. Continue reading