Solar power is expanding rapidly. In the US, there are currently hundreds of utility-scale solar plants — in 2007, there was not a single one. While solar has now seen a decade of promising growth, the U.S. still only generates 0.6 percent of our electricity through solar power.
So what can we do to boost our sustainable energy use? Evidently, we’re already doing it.
Utility-scale solar power plants (like California's Solar Star Project, the world's largest solar farm) are useful for harvesting and providing energy for wholesale utility buyers at a fixed price. But it’s the rooftop photovoltaic (PV) panel installments that are the fastest growing sector in solar — and that’s why you’re reading this article.
First, let’s figure out how to get your home equipped with a solar energy system! Go to Solar Panel Quotes for a free estimate on what a solar energy system would cost for your home. Next, we'll explore your solar options.
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