Solar farms provide an unlimited and clean source of energy, that in many countries is now cheaper than coal power. Photovoltaic panels can be installed in a variety of climates and and are projected to have a net operational savings of 5 trillion dollars by 2050 as countries and companies transition away from fossil fuels for energy. Project Drawdown lists solar farms as one of the solutions to reducing carbon emissions and reversing climate change.
The following stories (see below) provide examples of implemented solar farms, including in Chile where the price of solar has fallen below that of conventional energy sources as they harness the incredible solar power of the Atacama Desert. Large-scale solar projects are increasingly being built around the US too, including on a repurposed landfill in Maine. Apple, paving the way for businesses, operates on 100% clean energy by integrating solar farms into their data centers. As solar energy becomes cheaper and more widespread, it will lead the way in a shift to renewable energies. This solution is one of the Drawdown Ecochallenge actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.