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Solar Energy

Solar vs Fossil Fuels

The total solar energy absorbed by Earth's atmosphere, oceans, and land masses is approximately 3,850,000 exajoules (EJ) per year, which is more energy in one hour than the world uses in one year. Furthermore, the amount of solar energy that reaches the surface of the planet in one year is about double the amount of energy that can ever be obtained from all of the Earth's fossil fuels (coal, oil, natural gas, and mined uranium) combined.

Considering the current volatility of energy costs, deteriorating state of our country's power infrastructure, and record heat waves and violent storms being contributed to climate change, we can no longer ignore the fact that we need to take advantage of solar energy. It won't be easy to turn away from the fossil fuels we've been using all our lives and solar energy does require a large, up-front investment, but imagine the alternative: sky-high energy prices, countries fighting over fossil fuels, rolling brownouts and blackouts, daily air quality warnings, extreme weather activity , etc. These aren't meant to be scare tactics, but rather points to stress the urgency of our situation.

Follow the links below to learn more about solar energy and how it can benefit you.

Solar Energy Financial Benefits

Financial Incentives

See what incentives are available to help make the installation of your solar energy system more affordable.

Solar Power is Environmentally Friendly

Solar Benefits

Find out why everyone keeps talking about the advantages of solar power.

Clean Solar Energy

Solar vs Fossil Fuels

Read about the vulnerabilities of fossil fuels and how they compare to solar energy.

History of Solar Energy

History of Solar Energy

Learn about the many discoveries that helped solar energy technology get to where it is today.

Solar Cells

How Solar Cells Work

Get a mini science lesson on how a solar cell generates electricity.

Powering your Home with Solar Energy

Using Solar Electricity

Learn how electricity from a solar energy system is integrated into your business or home.