With any luck, society is getting close to the end of the era of fossil fuels. Thanks to advancements in the field of solar power, we may be within a few decades of worldwide sustainable energy. The amount of energy that pours off the sun is staggering; it radiates out from the surface of the sun in every direction, about 99.9999% of it escapes into deep space. The fraction of a percent that reaches Earth is enough to fuel the development of all life that has ever lived on this planet.
Solar power is becoming more and more widespread; you can buy solar chargers for phones and laptops as well as generators that run on the suns energy, but the technology is still in its infancy and isn't yet sufficient for sustained portable use. The difficulty with solar power is you need a fairly large surface to capture enough energy to run a home, as an example. Homes are already equipped with large flat surfaces that face the sun, providing a perfect opportunity to capture some energy that would otherwise be wasted.
It's becoming more and more common for newer homes to be built with solar cells, cutting down on both the energy bills and the carbon footprint. Older homes that use natural gas are also capable of upgrading to solar, and may qualify you for government energy efficiency rebates and incentives.
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