Solar Energy In Famous Places
April 17th, 2015 by admin
Solar energy is not only one of the most effective resources available to us, but it’s also becoming increasingly popular in cities, towns, and historical landmarks around the globe. Solar electric systems are used to harness the sun’s energy into an environmentally friendly resource that can power our homes, places of work, and more.
The world is quickly switching to affordable and clean solar energy. Over the past few years, the amount of solar energy harnessed by each country has significantly increased. As of September 2014, Germany was leading the world with over 35 GW of solar electric systems installed. The next closest was China who has over 18 GW installed. In the midst of this solar installation boom, let’s look at five famous places that use solar energy.
5 World Famous Solar Spots
The White House, Washington D.C.
The White House installed solar panels in 2013 after alternative energy groups were putting pressure on the President to not only conserve energy, but to create clean and natural energy as well. The small panels can generate around 16 KW per day to help power the White House.
The Eiffel Tower in Paris, France
Each day, this historical Parisian landmark uses 20,000 light bulbs in order to light up for the 6.9 million visitors each year. By installing solar panels within the metal beams of the tower, they can significantly save on the cost of electricity.
Vatican City spent $660 million installing solar to power the 40,000 households that lie within the city. They consider themselves the first Solar Nation State. This historic city remains one of the most beautiful landmarks with solar array installations.
Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa, has roughly 378 solar collectors installed that help to save them over 3,200 KW of energy per day, along with heating roughly 14,000 liters of water.
The Taj Mahal in Agra, India
The Taj Mahal has been threatened by air pollution and toxins for years. The Indian government hopes to use various sources for clean energy, including the installation of solar panels throughout Agra. It is set to be India’s first Solar City.
Today, residential installations are as common as commercial installations. The benefits of effective solar energy systems can be seen at local, national, and global levels. Here at JK Mechanical, we start at the source and work towards creating more efficient spaces at the local level. For any questions about solar installations in your area, please call us at 800-JKM-0028 today to speak to a certified JK Mechanical consultant.