More and more homes and businesses are installing solar panels in the quest for a fully sustainable energy source.
There are two main reasons for this. With the constantly increasing global demand for energy, the traditional fossil fuels supplies are running down. As a result, sourcing them has become much more expensive. The energy companies then pass these increased costs on to the consumer. This process keeps driving energy prices up.
Secondly, there is a growing movement to halt the harmful effects that result from burning fossil fuels. These fuels generate large amounts of carbon-based gases as they burn. When these lighter-than-air gases rise up into the atmosphere they give rise to the so-called greenhouse effect. This is now thought to be the cause of the climate changes that we are seeing.
Sustainable solar power
Because our sun provides the ultimate sustainable energy source, utilizing sustainable solar energy solves the first problem. This incredible fiery ball of gas, showers endless energy down onto our planet. Energy that is fully sustainable and completely renewable.
Access to solar power not only gives people an alternative and renewable energy source, it also allows them to save in the long-term.
The gigantic amount of power generated by the sun
Scientists estimate that around 1,000 watts of solar energy hits each square meter of the earth’s surface. This measurement is for a surface perpendicular to the sun’s rays, at sea level on a bright day. No wonder there is an incentive to harness all this free, sustainable and renewable energy!
An article published by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture gives us some idea of what this means. “If all the sunlight energy striking the Earth’s surface in Texas alone could be converted to electricity, it would be up to 300 times the total power output of all the power plants in the world!”
Best of all is that no one has exclusive rights to all this power. Not the biggest oil companies or massive corporations, not even governments! It is readily available to anyone who has the means of tapping it.
Install the necessary Photo Voltaic (PV) panels on your roof top, and it’s all yours for free!
Cost-effectiveness of sustainable solar power
One of the biggest early challenges facing the popular adoption of solar power was the cost. Saving money for your energy needs was offset by the steep up-front cost. That, however, is no longer the case.
The cost of full power sustainable solar panel installations has fallen dramatically over the past ten years. Technical advancements in the production of the solar panel cells keeps bringing the price lower. Solar energy costs are at a level that’s way more comfortable now compared to the onset of the technology. Initiatives by various governments have helped, too. Usually, the purchase of solar panels affords individuals and businesses great tax credits and additional rebates that will only sweeten the deal.
Solar equipment is more readily available than ever before
What’s more, the growing demand has boosted the production of solar panels and equipment. This means cheaper products overall. Companies like Tesla have slashed their solar panel prices drastically in order to boost sales. There is more competition with solar companies ramping up efforts to get more solar panel installations.
Increased customer demand also provides solar companies the incentive to further develop production and materials, further reducing costs for the consumer. As the technology advances, efficiency improves, and the savings get bigger!
The ultimate advantage of sustainable solar power.
Harnessing the sun’s boundless energy holds the key for accessible, sustainable, and cost-efficient energy for everyone. If you’re thinking about tapping into solar power, don’t hesitate to contact us for a free assessment of your energy needs. Use our quick and easy online form, and we’ll show you what you can start saving by switching to solar. Installation costs can be paid off over time, and the returns are immediate!
Go solar now and enjoy sustainable energy that also allows you to cut back big on those electricity bills!