It used to be that solar panels were a rare sight — but nowadays, you will find them in countless neighborhoods and even mounted on business rooftops. And the numbers back up this perception. Solar is more popular than ever.
The 100 GW Milestone
The news comes from the Solar Energy Industries Association’s latest Solar Market Insight report, which reveals that the United States has now exceeded 100 gigawatts of solar energy capacity, in part thanks to a record-breaking number of new installations at the start of 2021. This also brings the United States closer to Europe, which currently has roughly 137 gigawatts of solar capacity.
What Does This Mean for Solar’s Future?
While solar energy still has a long way to go in displacing fossil fuels, this milestone represents a significant step in its widespread adoption. This trend is likely to continue in the years ahead. The ongoing availability of the Solar Investment Tax Credit helps offset installation costs for many, making now an especially appealing time to make the switch to this renewable energy source.
If you are interested in taking advantage of solar energy for your own property, contact Sunrise Solar today. Our team can help you develop a solar configuration that will improve your energy efficiency in a way that lowers your monthly energy bills and your carbon footprint. Dependable natural energy is closer than you think.