Making Ubiquitous Solar a Reality
Imagine a world powered by ubiquitous solar where the buildings in which we live and work generate abundant and clean electricity while becoming far more energy efficient. That’s the future Pythagoras Solar envisions.
Today’s reality, however, is that only one percent of the world’s energy is produced by solar power, while fossil fuel-based power generators continue to produce billions of tons of carbon dioxide accelerating the threat of rapid climate change. How, then, to create the future as envisioned by Pythagoras?
Solar power is the most promising long-term, clean, renewable energy resource with potential to deliver 120,000 terawatts compared to non-solar renewable energy sources’ capacity to provide 7-10 terawatts. Yet, solar power remains largely untapped. While very large arrays of solar panels are being brought online to supply electricity to the central grids, obstacles remain in the application of solar power at the point where it can make the most difference—the buildings where we work, play, and live.
Buildings are the largest consumers of energy worldwide and among the least efficient. Leveraging solar power to design energy efficient and self-powered Green Buildings can lead to big payoffs in meeting environmental regulations, reducing energy consumption, and enhancing real estate value.