Solar is BETTER than fine and dandy
Solyndra this, Solyndra that. Some news sources are going to get as much out of this story as they can in terms of negative spin on the solar industry. On the other hand, unearthing what they can–negative or not–is also bringing to light (pardon the pun) the true grit, resilience, growth, and strength of the solar industry. According to a recent article from CNN.com,
“Despite the Solyndra collapse that has tarnished solar energy, the industry has grown into “a major economic force” with a job base that expanded 6.8% the past year, nearly 10 times faster than the overall economy, industry representatives said Tuesday.
The solar business is now a $6 billion industry, up 300% from 2006, said officials with the Solar Foundation, a nonprofit affiliated with solar energy industry.
With 100,237 jobs as of August, solar employers expect their workforce to grow 24% next year, according to the foundation’s National Solar Jobs Census 2011, completed in partnership with BW Research Partnership’s Green LMI Consulting division and Cornell University.”
As someone great once said, we’re all entitled to our own opinions, but not to our own facts. Facts are the bedrock of truth, and the truth here is that the solar industry isn’t just doing fine, it’s doing better in a down economy than most other industries. And the fact is, more Americans than ever have faith in solar energy, and the solar service providers in Phoenix and beyond than they ever have before.
Why? Well, the answers are beyond multitudinous, but the key factor–as with almost anything in American life–is saving money. As for the rest of the world, some homes equipped with rooftop solar panels are generated so much energy that they not only save money, they also have a surplus which can be sent back to the grid. This makes it possible to power neighboring homes and sometimes commercial spaces for far cheaper than (what we’ll call) traditional methods.
Solar energy IS a good fit for your home, for any home. A solar water heater in Phoenix with rooftop solar panels saves residents hundreds if not thousands of dollars a year when utilized properly. And, if your home is fitted with radiant barrier insulation and your a/c unit has been properly maintained, look out!
And if you’re worried about the cost of installing a solar system on your home in Phoenix, let us tell you now that the cost can be next to nothing with the use of solar tax credits and solar rebates in Phoenix.
To find out more, call Adair Solar Company in Mesa today by dialing (480) 827-1162