Many governments around the world are steering away from fossil fuels toward renewable energy sources to meet growing energy demand. This has led to renewed interest in utilising space-based solar power (SBSP) as part of their energy usage strategy.
What might have seemed like science fiction a few decades ago – harvesting the sun’s rays, directly from space, to power homes and businesses – might become a reality in the future.
While we have, in recent years, seen the increased installation of commercial solar panels at businesses and solar PV systems at homes across the world, solar power still only supplies an estimated 5% of the globe’s electricity.
By encouraging more companies to install commercial solar panels – and with the possible introduction of SBSP into the national grid – many UK businesses could soon make renewable energy their go-to source of energy supply.