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Washington Post: Solar Momentum

Solar power should be a priority for policy makers worldwide. According to a recent study, solar is a fast-growing industry that has outgrown predictions time and time again. Assumptions that solar is too expensive or will take time to adopt often leave lawmakers and policy stakeholders to underestimate the actual current ability of renewables to become an inexpensive part of our energy future. Keep reading to learn more.

Clean Energy USA recently saw this article “We’ve been underestimating the solar industry’s momentum. That could be a big problem.” in The Washington Post by Chelsea Harvey. Read the original article here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/08/25/weve-been-underestimating-the-solar-industrys-momentum-that-could-be-a-big-problem/?utm_term=.24139dfb4ff3

The Eclipse & Solar

solar eclipse chartsCheck out how Monday’s eclipse impacted solar production locally. This 411 is brought to you thanks to the findings of one of our favorite solar guru’s over here at Clean Energy, Charles Davidson.

Vox: Wind and Solar Power Save Money

Our customers know how much money solar power saves them in Lewes, Delaware. But what people don’t realize is how much money solar saves everyone when you take into account the medical expenses it offsets and the reduced stress on the electrical grid. Our region benefits even more than other parts of the country. 

Clean Energy USA recently saw this article on Vox by David Roberts and thought it sums up our beliefs pretty well. Read the original article here: https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/8/18/16160456/wind-solar-power-saving-money 

Delaware is a Great State for Solar

Solar as a technology depends on sunlight to produce electricity. In theory, the only thing that should affect how well solar works should be how many hours of daylight the solar panels receive. If the panels receive more sunlight, the consumer receives more electricity. That’s not exactly true though.

There are several factors that affect how good solar is from an investment standpoint:

  1. Price of electricity
  2. State laws
  3. Incentives and rebates

Solar Roofs vs Solar Panels

You may have heard the announcement this spring from Tesla that they will be offering solar roofs that are integrated into the house in place of a traditional roof. It’s an exciting time to be alive when innovations like this are announced and making the future seem even better and brighter.

Hopefully, solar roofs will be a common feature of a new home and an option for people looking to replace their roof someday. It seems to make sense: use your roof where solar panels might normally be placed, and make the roof a kind of solar panel itself.

There are some hurdles to be worked out before solar roofs begin to make more sense than traditional solar panels. In the meantime, traditional solar panels offer both advantages and disadvantages compared to the solar roof on the horizon.

25 Interesting Facts About Solar

Not only is solar a smart choice for home and business owners but Clean Energy USA makes solar simple. So here are 25 interesting facts about solar power, ranging from the basic to the less widely known that show you how smart and simple it is to save money with solar.

 
 

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