Contributed by Stuart Amm
Renewable energy has been a topic that has generated a lot of interest in recent years. It has gained a lot of column inches in the media in terms specifically of climate change worldwide and how it will inevitably affect us all.
Also, we have unfortunately been witness to some terrifying weather pattern changes resulting in a number of related natural disasters. Weather scientists claim that this is a pattern set to continue as climate change continues to take hold.
We as individuals have the opportunity to make a difference even if it means small changes in our behaviour. Recycling more household products, choosing renewable energy options are just two things that can be done. If everyone made a small change, the world’s environment would reap the rewards.
Solar panels are one option for incorporating renewable energy into the home or business. While many may see them as off limits due to being expensive, this is actually not the case any longer with more affordable options available.
It should also be noted that in the long run, they can actually end up saving money in terms of energy costs. This StoryMap created by Half Price Shutters in Australia highlights how some of the most famous world landmarks have chosen to install solar panels.
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