The pontiff of theVatican has ordered photovoltaic cells be installed on the roof of the audience hall to harness the benefits of solar energy.

Solar energy will play a major role in substituting the current sources of energy being used in the city state.

 So why can’t solar panels be used in the Kuwait and the Middle East where there’s plenty of sunshine?

A recent proposal to power mobile cell sites with solar energy was turned down due to the fact that the cell sites utilized more power for cooling than could be provided by photovoltaic cells that can be installed on the roof of an equipment room.

However, solar energy could prove to be a great source of alternate energy to divert some of the power requirement from the power grid, to heat water, light bulbs etc. While it may not cut the whole bill, it could lower the burden and should be considered in Kuwait.