Solar power is truly a wonderful and astonishing thing. The average human knows that the sun is hot and bright in sunny, cloudless days but many of them don’t know that the amount of solar radiation hitting the Earth for an hour is enough to power the whole planet for a year. Yet it’s only been in recent years that solar panels and technology saw an upward trend.
With the upward spike in solar technology, there is a plummeting of the price. In fact, there is a 99% drop in the cost of solar panels from 1977. Of course, generating solar energy is far less expensive than the whole process of extracting fossil fuels and using them to produce power. Plus, solar assemblies and power plants can last up to 40 years or more. The longevity of that kind can save a ton of money on electricity bills.
Solar energy may be one of the most cost-effective methods of producing electricity and it’s definitely one of the most efficient. In fact, according to estimates, covering the Mojave Desert in Arizona with solar panels can power the whole of the continental United States. And the cells can produce electricity even if there is no direct sunlight hitting them. The panels can use reflected sunlight to produce energy so even if the day is cloudy, they can still generate electricity.
Technology has advanced to the point that solar cells can produce energy not only from sunlight but also from raindrops. These “all-weather cells” can be triggered both by the rain and the sun. These innovations have the potential to be a step towards solving the world’s energy shortage. However, it will take a bit more time for the technology to be efficient enough for production and distribution.
But even before the technology progresses enough to help solve the energy crisis, solar power currently reduces an average home’s carbon emissions at a rate of 100 tons in 30 years. That may not seem much but when you think of the world as having a self-sufficient solar power supply, that could mean CO2 reductions to the billions of tons. This is why this technology is dubbed as one of the cleanest energy sources.
As California is the star player in the solar power game, a lot of companies have dived into the solar company, one of them being Soleeva. Soleeva is one of the leaders in investing in high power output and maximum efficiency of solar cells and panel arrangements. We understand that solar is the future of energy production and it makes sense to devote resources to furthering the technology. Since solar energy is clean, renewable, and extremely cost-effective, we want to inspire our clients to use this technology not only to improve the quality of their lives and save money but also to help mitigate the environmental risks posed by carbon emissions.
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