The Popularity of Solar Power is on the Rise

Submitted by Sunrise Solar on Thu, 10/10/2019 - 10:30am
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Across the United States, more businesses and homeowners are selecting solar power as their primary source of energy. There are plenty of reasons why solar energy is growing in popularity throughout the country. 

Solar Popularity Shines

The solar market has greatly matured over the past decade. For instance, several reports indicate that there are now more than 2 million solar panel installations on open land and rooftops.

An estimated 63 gigawatts (GW) of the nation’s energy comes from solar, which has helped to make solar a more affordable energy source. Markets have rapidly matured to the point where solar is economically competitive with traditional energy sources in countless states. 

In the state of Maryland, the legislature approved a new Clean Energy Jobs Act which cleared a path for the state to receive 50 percent of its energy from renewable sources. Nearly a quarter of that target was carved out for solar power, and is seen as a way to spark new growth in solar. 

These positive gains in the solar industry has led to job growth and shown it has a staggering potential for continued growth due to its abundance. 

Looking Ahead

Despite the growth in the industry, solar still has many obstacles it must overcome. There are greater gains to be made in affordability, efficiency, and grid integration. 

Sunrise Solar is one of the solar companies leading the industry forward. Contact us today to see how solar can benefit your business, home or farm. 

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