You’re likely familiar with some of the many benefits of solar power, such as clean renewable energy, reduced electricity bills, and low maintenance. But you may be surprised to learn a few additional facts about solar and the uniqueness this energy source has.
The sun is the most abundant source of energy in the world
Sunlight is so abundant that the earth receives enough sunlight in just one hour to power the entire world’s electric demands for one year. Unfortunately, we don’t have the resources in place today to fully capture the sun’s full potential to meet our energy needs but every new solar installation brings one step closer.
Solar is the fastest growing form of energy
Solar energy grew 23% globally in 2021, making it one of the fastest growing forms of energy available today. Solar’s ease of installation and rather small scale requirements has led to a boom in both residential and commercial installations.
Solar panels can actually protect your roof
Most traditional roofing materials are highly susceptible to weather conditions such as high wind, rain, hail and even breakdown from the sunlight. In contrast solar panel manufacturers rigorously test the panels to withstand extreme weather, including high winds, heavy snow, and even hail that could potentially damage a roof. When solar panels are installed they can offer a layer of protection to your roof.
You can sell excess energy back to the grid
If your utility provider offers net metering, any excess energy your system generates than your home or business is consuming can be sold back to your utility company as credit. Those credits are then applied to your electric bill when your system is not producing electricity and you need to pull energy from the grid.
To learn more about the amazing and sometimes surprising benefits of solar, contact an All Energy Solar representative.