Did You Know? 10 Facts About Solar
Historically, energy has been created by burning coal and other types of fossil fuels like natural gas and petroleum. These processes are very harmful to the environment as they produce pollution into the air and the atmosphere. Solar energy has been proven to be the most efficient and effective among renewable energy sources for home and commercial use.
Here are 10 facts about solar that you may not know.
- Solar energy is the least expensive source of energy in the world.
- Solar energy users save up to 35 tons of carbon dioxide and 75 million barrels of oil each year.
- Solar is the fastest energy to deploy.
- Solar panels don't need direct sunlight to produce electricity.
- Solar panels are highly durable and can withstand hail, snow, rain and high winds.
- Solar panels actually perform more efficiently in cooler temperatures.
- The average solar panel has a 25 year warranty and last over 40 years.
- Solar panels can be installed practically anywhere.
- In the U.S., southern facing solar panels perform the best.
- In 30 years, the average rooftop solar panel system can reduce pollution by 100 tons of carbon dioxide.