Solar energy: A realistic option for transport?

By News Editor / Updated: 01 Aug 2014
As the Cancun talks progress, individuals, companies and governments around the globe continue to apply creative technologies to reduce the use of fossil fuels. While researchers explore renewable options in greater depth, many believe that the sun might provide an ideal means of fuelling vehicles, on land, air and the sea.
As the Cancun talks progress, individuals, companies and governments around the globe continue to apply creative technologies to reduce the use of fossil fuels. While researchers explore renewable options in greater depth, many believe that the sun might provide an ideal means of fuelling vehicles, on land, air and the sea.

Virtually every country in the world has a transportation infrastructure built on petroleum-based fuels, so “going solar” will not be an overnight process. Experts agree that new energy sources must not compete with the existing infrastructures rather, the new sources must adapt or fit beside them.

Demonstrating a new technology is one of the first steps towards success in changing mindsets and influencing the public about the benefits of alternative fuels. Many projects of the Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign are focused on photovoltaic power. They are proving how solar and other renewable sources are a real option for the future of transport.

Read more about the issues of forward-looking use of solar technology and harnessing the energy of the sun at www.sustenergy.org.
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Policy and research