It would be best to ask why renewables are not already adopted and readily used worldwide. Cost and infrastructure are the most significant barriers to renewable resource development, deployment, and acceptance. This is significantly compounded in underserved communities where resources and logistics prevent adoption entirely. Poverty, hunger, homelessness, and lack of educational resources are part of every culture, including being abundant in the US, where resources and infrastructure are readily available. In undeveloped regions around the world, the amount of suffering is unfounded compared to developed nations.
Underserved communities often lack necessities such as clean water, heating, refrigeration, reliable energy, and sustainable agriculture for the safe storage and distribution of food. The lack of these essential resources leads to the need for low-cost resources that result in the highest production of carbon emissions. All these barriers can be offset through education and the adoption of renewable resources.
Renewable energy is being championed as a potentially significant new source of jobs and rural growth worldwide and a means of addressing environmental and energy security concerns.
In most countries, governments have invested significant amounts of public money in supporting renewable energy development, requiring substantial quantities of it to be deployed by energy providers. SFI is driven to create, at a local level, renewable jobs and industry training opportunities by investing directly in each community that adopts a plan to reduce its long-term carbon emissions through the distribution and implementation of renewable energy products and services.