Here’s a wonderful video showing the amazing growth of solar energy in America.
I think a lot of people will be surprised to learn how fast solar is really growing.
According to SEIA (Solar Energy Industries Association) over the last 10 years the deployment of solar energy in the United States grew at an unprecedented rate.
In 2004 there were 500 megawatts (MW) of solar energy installed nationwide.
By the end of 2014, there were 20,000 MW – enough to power more than 4 million homes. 97 percent of that capacity was added after passage of the federal solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC).
By the end of 2016, the solar industry is expected to double in size, offsetting more than 45 million metric tons of carbon dioxide – the equivalent of taking 10 million cars off U.S. highways or shuttering 12 coal-fired power plants.
Tesla’s Powerwall is going to change the way you think about your power, forever.
Read this article, and then scroll down to the bottom of the article to watch the video.
See why the Powerwall from Tesla is the key to your personal energy independence.
WOW! Let the FUN Begin!
Some electric utility companies are just plain foolish… such as this one in New Mexico. It may be wise for Floridians to keep an eye on energy battles in other states… we may be fighting similar battles here, soon.
Read about New Mexico’s major crossroads when it comes to coal and planning their energy future, in the article below.
Solar energy is growing fast in the United States. In fact, last year solar energy grew by 42%. It was the best year solar ever had, so far. Read more about the story here.
Now, if we could just get Florida on board!
Florida needs help. Utilities want to slow roof-top solar’s growth. Sign the petition to get Florida on the solar fast track.
Ok… see if you can connect the dots between astronauts who have looked back at earth from space… and solar energy.
Edgar Mitchell gives the answer about 14 and a half minutes into this short film… the “Overview Effect”.
This article reveals problems hidden within the current way utilities price electricity to their customers.
It’s another “big picture” perspective from the folks at Rocky Mountain Institute. Read the entire article for more about net metering and retail electricity pricing.
One thing you CAN do to help create a more sustainable world… don’t give them your money. Check out Go Fossil Free.
And here’s a good article about the movement to divest from fossil fuels from Mother Earth News: Fossil Fuel Divestment: A Growing Movement.
Interested in learning more about renewable energy for life? Visit the Fafco Solar website.