Rising energy consumption has long been seen as an indication of economic advancement and growing wealth. Decarbonization and energy saving are today’s trends for wealth and for a future worth living. One of the most effective solutions for green electric power generation reaches back to the early 20th century: In 1921 Albert Einstein won the Nobel Prize for discovering the photoelectric effect – which eventually led to the invention of solar panels.
A hundred years later, solar energy together with other renewables has taken the center stage in the efforts against climate change. Renewables are on track to supply more power globally than coal by 2025. Without renewable energy, the world will not meet its CO2 emission targets.