Aid agencies providing care for citizens in disaster areas have been utilizing fuel for all of their power. Recently, they’re turning to solar power for an alternative energy source. In areas that cannot access solar power are the areas that should have it the most. Renewable energy has come a long way, but for our less fortunate areas overseas, they are still waiting for innovation to elevate their overall experience.
According to an article from Reuters, an engineer brought out nearly 500 solar panels to power hospitals in Syria to improve the health system. The electrical grid has taken a huge hit from the constant ongoing war of 7 years, leaving no option but to resort to diesel generators until sustainable energy becomes readily available.
Looking to the Future
Although the possibility of a full swap into a renewable energy source isn’t realistic at the moment, various projects are making headway to get the ball rolling. In an emergency, when you need access to energy, the fuel-powered generators are the first line of defense. Solar power could take years to really take over for fuel.
One of the largest roadblocks in the conversion is storing excess renewable energy in big enough batteries. The technology in the batteries hasn’t progressed as much as they would like, not allowing them to store energy. The prices have fallen quite a bit, but we’re still far away from complete integration.
Countries outside of the Caribbean and the United States are beginning to see the need for solar power. Disaster-ridden areas and warzones are in dire need of energy that’s abundant in their region. Yarotek is focusing on providing solar energy to our Caribbean countries, especially since our main office is located in Puerto Rico.