About Solar Energy
Solar energy is reliable, abundant and affordable. Solar power is quickly dropping in cost to become competitive with wind and natural gas.
According to the Solar Energy Industry Association, the In 2017 there was a record high of more than 250,000 Americans employed in the solar industry in more than 9,000 companies. In 2017, solar installations were 25% of new installed electric capacity in the US, with a total of 49 gigawatts, enough to power 9.5 million homes.
Solar panels are designed to capture the natural power of the sun and convert it into electricity. Solar photovoltaic cells were invented in 1954, but the energy crisis of the 1970's was the first real deployment of solar panels for homes and businesses. As panel efficiency has increased with improved technology, costs have decreased rapidly. As the industry increases in size, economies of scale cause further reductions in the cost of solar.
American solar power saves consumers money. Adding solar energy to the generation mix reduces electricity prices, helps protect against future price shocks, and makes the energy market more competitive.
According to SEIA, between 2012 and 2017 the cost ofsolar energy has dropped 58%. These lower prices allow power purchasers to “lock-in” predictable, steady rates for the life of the power purchase contract, thereby allowing these companies to hedge against volatile, carbon-intensive fuel markets.
Because solar power is produced during the day, when demand is highest, solar power helps reduce the need for peaking power plants reliant on fossil fuels.
We work with appropriate staff at the local, state and federal levels ensuring regulations are followed during all phases of the project.
Unlike other sources of electricity that produce harmful emissions and contribute to global climate change, solar energy is a clean, renewable energy source.
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