Solar Energy — Not The Future, The Present
Do you want to help the environment without leaving your home? We’re not trying to suggest that you’re lazy, we just want to clue you in on the latest trend among eco-conscious urbanites — solar energy.
For thousands of years human have burned wood and oil to heat their homes. Then, mankind learned how to harness electricity to power fantastic machines. Even centuries after Ben Franklin’s famous kite flying experiment, the human race still mostly relies on coal to power our vast electrical systems.
Residential solar panels represent the next big development in energy production. It’s not just the future of our energy system; it’s the present, too. Families who invest in photovoltaic panels can pull solar energy for your home right out of thin air. While most of our energy comes from non-renewable resources like coal, sunlight will never run out of supply.
Breaking Down Solar Energy By The Numbers
One PV system is installed every four minutes in the United States, according to Green Tech Media. By 2016, GTM estimates that rate could rise to every 80 seconds. Almost 400,000 U.S. homes utilized solar panel as of 2013, and the U.S. Energy Information Administration says that number will jump to one million by the next decade. But if you care about the environment, then “50” is the most important number you need to remember. That’s the percentage of new, sustainable energy generated by solar panels last year. Many of those panels were installed by private U.S. citizens on their family’s home or in their backyard.
Why Go Solar?
That’s the best part. Residential solar panels will save your family money every month on the electricity bill. Simultaneously, the PV panels will reduce the burden on the gigantic coal plants that power the energy so many Americans take for granted.
Don’t stand on the sidelines while the next big thing in green energy passes you by. Installing solar energy technology on your family’s home will put you on the front line of the movement for sustainable power.