The utilization of solar energy is still considered to be in its early stages and there are still a lot of research that needs to be done on this. For example, some container shed providers like Container Domes Australia now offer add-ons that will upgrade your basic storage into multi-functional spaces that is both safe and comfortable. Some make use of solar panels that capture energy for powering lights, CCTV units, and computers. With these add-ons, a regular storage space can easily be converted into an additional working space, such as an office or a resting lounge for workers, among other possible functions.
Uses like these are just the tip of the iceberg. It is estimated that installing a solar power plant in a mine in Australia could save 600,000 gallons of diesel. This means substantial cost savings, with an unlimited energy source.