The Global Climate Change and Solar Power


The use of solar power became very popular in the 1970s, but has fallen in and out of favour since depending on the potential savings when compared with fossil-fuel energy costs.

Local councils started fitting council houses with facilities to use solar power. Grants are now available to help homeowners make the switch to renewable energy.

The BBC explains the different types of solar power and how they work to provide electricity to homes and businesses throughout the world providing a much needed alternative to dirty energy sources such as coal and oil.