Why Solar, Why Now?

Why Solar, Why Now?

Why Solar?  Well, more energy falls on the surface of earth from the sun than is used by the entire world in a year!  Effectively, we have an endless supply of energy delivered to us every single day.  Clean energy, Free energy.  We only need to harvest it. That is where Solar Photovoltaics (PV) comes in. After the initial investment, a solar PV system generates electricity with zero fuel cost.

Have you ever heard of the saying “Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime?”  Solar generation can be thought of the same way. Solar is sustainable. There are also no moving parts, and essentially no maintenance other than perhaps an annual cleaning of the solar panels.

Now lets talk about cost.  Just as with other technologies, like widescreen TV’s, the cost of solar has come down year after year as more customers buy it. There are several factors that have contributed to lower costs for solar over time. First, manufacturers have made advances in the efficiency of solar cells and the panel assemblies, and in other parts of the system such as inverters.  Second, with more scale, manufacturers have been able to increase automation and lower manufacturing costs.  Third, there has been incremental improvements in some of the balance of system components (This is the industry standard term for the parts not including the solar panels and the inverter) that have resulted in lower labor costs for installation.

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