The growing need for sustainable energy
For the last 150 years, cheap and abundant fossil fuels have been available to drive and revolutionise our industries and living standards around the world. Today, these fossil fuels – most notably coal, oil and gas – are being depleted at an alarming rate. We also hear worrying statistics about climate change and global warming; how the global combustion of fossil fuel, for example, releases more than 21 Billion tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere each year.
Clearly, alternative and viable solutions need to be found to feed our insatiable demand for energy. Governments and scientific agencies agree that future energy sources must be harnessed from sustainable sources like wind, wave and solar power. Of these three, solar power offers the most promising solution. Did you know that every hour the sun beams onto Earth, it provides more than enough energy to satisfy global energy needs for an entire year? If solar energy is used to power one million homes with electricity, we could reduce CO2 emissions by 4.3 million tons per year. That’s the same as taking 850,000 fuel-guzzling cars off the road! Plus, solar energy is an inexhaustible fuel source that is both pollution and noise free.
There’s no doubt that tapping into the awesome power of the sun is going to be the most effective, environmentally friendly way to feed all of our future energy needs.
In 2005, SolaRoad Technologies was set up with a vision: to contribute to the world’s energy needs through innovative solar solutions. This vision included developing technologies that covered both solar energy generation as well as energy storage. Our years of developing and testing innovative technologies and product concepts are now starting to pay off. Today, through our portfolio of IP rights, patent applications and know-how, we are ready to bring these product concepts to the market. Naturally we are always looking for ways to improve the performance of these technologies and products. That’s why we continually invest in ways to make solar energy a serious contributor in meeting our day-to-day needs for energy. And we will continue to do what we set out to do: contribute to a more sustainable world by creating superb, solar energy solutions for future generations.
We envision a world powered by a cost-effective, renewable energy system that is accessible to everyone, with product applications for residential, commercial, industrial and government use. Our goal is to provide innovation that will help reduce the carbon footprint globally.