2014 was the biggest year ever for solar power—and for some pretty good reasons. Since solar power reduces the use of fossil fuels, it’s one of the most environmentally friendly power sources available. And it’s gaining in popularity.
Solar energy usage has increased by about 20% per year over the last 15 years. As costs continue to decline, large utility companies and third-party installers are finding new ways to bring solar energy to customers. Other reasons for the rise in solar power’s popularity are the stable federal incentives and improved state incentives.
Benefits of Using Solar Energy:
Some solar power systems claim to offset 30 tons of C02 over 30 years. That’s like:
Clearly solar power is on the rise. It will be interesting to see all the wonderful ways this amazing power is harnessed for the good of our planet!
National Geographic: Solar Power Profile