Let us face it, we have all heard the COVID-19 news – the number of infected, the fatalities, and the potential third wave. All of this is terrifying, which makes sense. However, this is not the only thing that the pandemic has brought us.
Most people at home have more than a few devices that are able to connect to the internet. When a device makes a request for a website to be loaded, that information comes from a server. Servers can be home-built and only consist of a few components, but this isn’t enough to power the world’s traffic.
Instead, we rely on massive data centres, warehouse-like buildings that are packed with hundreds of servers at once, all working together to serve the general population’s internet requirements.
Solar panels are seen as a revolution in the way that we generate electricity. As the fossil fuel industry continues to lose revenue and support every year, and as more companies and individuals begin to invest in solar alternatives, the overall cost of installing a solar array and plugging it into the main grid has never been cheap.