An increasing amount of the population is aware of the downsides of depending on fossil fuels for our power generation needs. These resources are being continuously depleted and are causing environmental damage, yet we have become dependent on them. Could solar power be part of the answer to this dilemma? We think so, and here are a few of the reasons why.
An Abundant Resource
The sun is a dependable, non-depletable resource. Sunlight arrives in every nation of the world, and it arrives without cost to us. In one hour, the sun generates more power than our entire planet consumes in a year.
Sustainable & Environmentally Friendly
Unlike fossil fuels, solar power is a pollution-free power source. We do not have to extract it, it comes to us every day. It produces power quietly, and without large moving parts that can malfunction and cause huge amounts of damage. Solar power is easy to install and does not endanger the surrounding community with toxic air pollution or greenhouse gases.
Costs are Decreasing
Renewable power, which along with solar also includes sources such as wind and water generated power, is becoming cheaper all the time. Technologies continually advance, increasing efficiency which in turn reduces costs. According to the International Energy Agency, solar energy is now consistently less expensive to produce than burning coal or natural gas in most countries. This trend will surely only continue going forward.
Even better than the fact that solar power is a solid contender in the future of power is the fact that you don’t have to wait for the entire world to use it in order to make use of it yourself! Sunrise Solar is certified in designing and installing the best solar energy systems available. Whether it is for residential, business or agricultural, we have the expertise to help you choose the right system for your needs.