Recently, the largest oil spill since BP’s 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster struck the Gulf of Mexico. Approximately 88,000 gallons of oil spilled out into the ocean, and even though Shell announced that the oil was not at risk of making its way to shore, one fact remains: the only way to combat climate change is to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.
Solar is one way to get there. But until we can achieve solar grid parity, utility companies won’t want to switch to powering cities on renewable energy sources anytime soon — which is why the continued development and research of solar power is a necessary part of our future.
But what about other supplemental renewable energy sources? Solar panels aren’t our only resource: did you know that space lasers have been proposed as a means of efficiently gathering solar energy?
There are plenty of exciting renewable energy sources in development right now — and some of them are just plain weird. Which resource surprised you the most? Share the infographic and let us know in the comments!