Interesting Facts About Solar Energy You Probably Didn’t Know.
Investing in solar energy can pay for itself
The overall amount you save in investing in solar power is actually where the value lies. So when you switch to a solar energy system, try not to take the initial price of installation at face value.
After you’ve had your solar panels installed, you will no longer have to pay a heating or electric bill and, after time, the amount you save on the electricity bill.
A solar-powered home can reduce CO2 emissions by 100 tons within 30 years
By installing a home solar power system, you reduce your carbon footprint significantly, due to the fact that solar power translates to clean energy production. This means t’s not emitting the same pollution other energy sources typically do.
Solar panels can produce power without direct sunlight
The sun is a source of energy for solar panels to absorb and convert into power, but it need not to be direct sunlight. Solar panels captures different parts of the sun’s light spectrum. So, if the sun’s not directly beaming on the panels, it doesn’t mean the hues reflected from the sky aren’t being captured and utilized by the solar panel cells to produce power.
Installing solar can be a community effort
Solar energy is expanding from just individual systems for each home to community solar systems. The concept of shared solar fits well in the ever-growing sharing economy that has risen in popularity over the past decade. Instead of homeowners installing their own solar panels, an agreement can be reached within an entire communities for a solar shared systems to power their homes. So, why not talk to your neighbors and see who else wants to go solar on your block?