The European Union has set itself to meet important challenges by 2030: reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40%, increase energy efficiency by 20% and renewable energies reach 27%.
The European Union’s energy strategy has as priorities security in supply, sustainability and competitiveness. In this scenario, renewable energies play a basic role and although they are not the only protagonists, they are key to the European ecological transition.
The unequal evolution of energy sources
Non-renewable energy sources (understood as those that exist in a limited amount in nature) are the most used today; specifically, the global demand for energy today is satisfied by 79% with this type of source: coal, oil, uranium and natural gas. However, renewable energies are increasingly necessary and are gaining in notoriety and efficiency.
The traditional domination of fossil fuels was mainly due to their price. The electricity they generated was cheaper than that produced by renewable energies. But this is changing and in the last 10 years it has been possible to make energy generated by renewable sources cheaper.
In the case of photovoltaic energy, prices have fallen by a whopping 89%. And the forecasts predict a future where prices continue to fall.
Over time, society and governments have become aware of the negative points of energy coming from fossil fuels, so they are taking measures to reduce it. Clean energy itself has also done their homework, managing to create cheaper, more efficient systems integrated into the environment. For example, at the beginning of the century, wind energy managed to reduce the aerodynamic noise of its turbines.
Solar energy, more and more Spanish
In 1984, Iberdrola installed the first photovoltaic plant connected to the network in San Agustín de Guadalix. Since then, Spain has managed to be one of the world powers in this type of energy. Specifically, according to the IEA, PVPS Spain was the 6th country in the world that installed the most photovoltaics in 2019.
Since 2019, there has been a significant increase in new photovoltaic installations on all continents, which has positioned solar energy as one of the best energy sources that exist today.
60% of consumers say they have become more aware of climate change and its environmental impact since the beginning of the pandemic.
In that context, the low enthalpy solar technology developed by Sunthalpy has a great present and future, since it allows you to dream of a totally sustainable, self-sufficient, healthy solar house, with the greatest comfort and economy.