About Solar For Energy

Our Vision - More Solar Power To The People

Our Mission - To Be Your Solar Inspiration

Welcome to Solar For Energy!

This website is created out of passion for finding viable options to fossil fuels. In our view, solar energy is often (but not always) a great option to our traditional, polluting energy sources.

And this is where Solar For Energy strives to make a difference.

We make an effort to provide you with up-to-date, correct and understandable information about solar energy in general, different solar power solutions and products, and also let you know when we do not think a particular project or products is worth investing in.

Solar energy is becoming within reach at a rapid pace for many different uses. Solar product prices are falling while at the same time oil prices are rising.

In general, solar power products and solutions are not only becoming cheaper, but also better. We write about products and solutions and also provide a possibility for our readers to share their own views and experiences with solar products.

So stay tuned!

You can follow us on Twitter, subscribe to our RSS feed or simply bookmark our website for future reference. And of course, if you like what we do, please spread the word to your friends or online community...

How Solar For Energy Came To Be

A few words from our founder...

Except for occasional solar panels on roofs during childhood, I didn't really encounter the use of solar energy for anything but tanning until I became part owner of a beautiful wooden sail boat from the 1950's. Beautiful, yes, but lacking all convenience, including electricity. We used the boat mainly on hot summer days, so there wasn't much need for any heating. But for a fridge. So we installed a small solar panel on the after-hatchway and used it for a small fridge. It worked perfectly!

During this time I also finished my post graduate studies in environmental economics. My interest in environmental issues grew.

A few years later, working as Head of Section for environmental and energy issues at the Ministry of Finance, I participated in the Kyoto Climate Conference. I experienced firsthand how incredibly hard it was for the countries to reach an agreement. I heard Al Gore (vice President of United States at that time) give his speech. I also saw the US delegates talking to lobbyists representing the Global Climate Coalition, a scary bunch of guys lobbying against any kind of actions to prevent climate change.

This was more than 12 years ago. Since then most countries including the US have become much more open to combating climate change. The Global Climate Coalition doesn't even exist anymore (and for good reasons!)

Still, there is so much that needs to be done. And simply relying on the governments takes too long.

Using solar energy at home is a great way to contribute. Even if it is just by installing a solar outdoor light in the garden instead of a regular ones; it is still a contribution.

There are so many possibilities! And many you probably haven't even heard of. How about a solar birdbath fountain... ;-)

The aim of Solar-For-Energy.com is to be a source of inspiration and tips for anyone who is interested in trying to use solar energy on a small or large scale (and maybe save a dollar or two at the same time...).

So have a look around and see if there is anything that you can make use of!

Paula

 

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