DID YOU KNOW?
The United States receives more energy in the form of sunlight in less than 40 minutes than from all the fossil fuels we burn every year? Source: Solar Energy Research and Education Foundation
Solar panels convert sunlight into electricity and then store that electricity during the day so that it can be used at night in the form of light once again.
Three Myths About Solar Power
Solar energy and solar designs work well only in warm, sunny climates.
Solar technologies and passive solar design can work efficiently and cost-effectively anywhere in the United States, even in cloudy communities.
Solar power is too costly.
There are hundreds of situations where solar is the least expensive method for delivering power.
Solar power is not as reliable as conventional energy technologies.
Solar is often more reliable than any other energy source. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has found photovoltaics to be "the most reliable source of electric power ever invented."
Solar Lights Make Sense
- It's easy to install.
- They automatically turn on as it gets dark.
- The light costs nothing to run after initial installation.
- They provide free light, no extra power is used so utility bills stay low.