Here are some interesting recent facts and developments concerning solar power use:
According to the U.S. Energy Department, the amount of solar energy falling on the United States in one hour of noontime summer sun is about equal to the annual U.S. electricity demand.
A Gallup poll earlier this year found that 76% of Americans thought the country should put more emphasis on producing domestic energy from solar power.
It seems that increasing numbers of U.S. homeowners are relying on the sun to meet much of their hot water and electricity needs. The Solar Energy Industries Association reports that in the first quarter of 2013 the amount of solar-produced residential electricity was almost ten times higher than that generated in 2008.
In August 2013, the White House began installing American-made solar panels. The project will help demonstrate that historic buildings can incorporate solar energy and energy efficiency upgrades. The installation is estimated to pay for itself in energy savings over the next eight years.
If you are considering solar power panels for your home or business, the solar power specialists at Oak Electric Service are happy to answer your questions, including inquiries about financing and tax credits for solar installations. Give us a call at (800) 964-7070 and be sure to visit our website at www.oakelectric.com for more details on our renewable energy products and services.