One of the hottest topics of the 21st century is solar energy. It’s no secret that more homes and businesses are harnessing the power of the sun. After all; it’s a relatively free source of energy! But, is the bubble about the burst on solar energy, or is it here to stay? Well, the latter is correct.
Take the cost of solar installations. In the past five years, the cost of harnessing solar power has gone down a whopping 65%! The Department of Energy also wants 14% of America to be using solar energy by 2030.
It’s a realistic goal, surprisingly. At the bottom of this blog post is an infographic with some fascinating facts on the solar industry. For example, there has been a 19% increase in sales of solar panels from 2014-15. And there are currently one million solar installations in the U.S.
Aside from the green benefits, the cost ones also make it an attractive proposition. Last year alone, installation prices dropped 3%. It’s a trend that will continue well into the future.
Why you should go green with solar power
One of the advantages of using the sun’s power is that you’re not relying on a third-party supplier. At some point in the future, we’ll run out of fossil fuels. There’s only so much extraction and mining we can do for resources like coal and oil. Plus, nuclear energy isn’t ideal for obvious safety reasons.
With the sliding prices of installations, there is little reason to not make the switch it would seem!
Infographic produced By Semper Solaris