The Importance of Solar Energy

The Evolution of Solar Energy

The use of solar energy has steadily grown over the last couple of decades, with more and more people realizing the tremendous value of utilizing solar panels. In the US, the demand for solar panel installation has grown from 0.34 gigawatts in 2008 to 97.2 today, which is enough to power the equivalent of 18 million average American homes. The good news is that this increased demand helps to drive down costs. Since 2014, the cost of solar PV panels has dropped nearly 70%. The US Department of Energy estimates that, by 2030, at least one in seven American homes will have a rooftop solar PV system.

What Exactly Is Solar Energy?

Solar energy is energy derived from sunlight. Whether you realize it or not, the sun already powers our planet, providing the necessary energy to keep our environment and population  growing. The amount of sunlight that reaches the earth’s atmosphere is enough to power all of our needs, and then some. According to the US Department of Energy, 173,000 terawatts of solar energy strike the earth continuously, which is more than 10,000 times the world’s total energy use! The sun is a free, sustainable, clean resource we can leverage in place of conventional electricity to power our lives. Solar energy can be used to provide heat, light, and other electricity-dependent needs in homes and buildings.

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