Is Solar Energy Renewable? Absolutely.

Posted on March 4, 2022 in by kcoughlin

Asking yourself “is solar energy renewable?” The answer is yes, absolutely. According to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), “Solar power is energy from the sun that is converted into thermal or electrical energy. Solar energy is the cleanest and most abundant renewable energy source available, and the U.S. has some of the richest solar resources in the world. Solar technologies can harness this energy for a variety of uses, including generating electricity, providing light for a comfortable interior environment, and heating water for domestic, commercial, or industrial use.”

is solar energy renewable?How is solar energy renewable?

Since solar energy comes from the sun, the abundance of it is clear. As a matter of fact, there is enough energy produced by the sun in one hour to power the entire world. Therefore by using solar energy, you are using a renewable energy source because the sun’s energy production is not depleted when we convert solar power to electricity. Currently, solar energy powers less than .5% of the United States. We hope to see this change over the next few years and decades, as it is a direct way to reduce carbon emissions and make the world a healthier place.

The definition of renewable energy is energy that comes from a source that is not depleted when it is used. Major types of renewable energy include:

  • Solar
  • Geothermal – heat inside the earth
  • Wind
  • Hydroelectric power

The world burns a lot of fossil fuels.The addition of more renewable energy sources is needed in order to keep the environment healthy.  Here at Bison, is it our mission to contribute as much as we can to a healthier world, one home at a time.

How solar energy can benefit you.

The benefits of solar energy are plentiful. If everyone were to convert to solar energy, we would live in a much healthier world. It would make our aging electrical grid stronger. It would also clean the air around us. Sadly, with all the fossil fuels and carbon emissions in the atmosphere, we aren’t always breathing the healthiest air. It is known to make many people around the world ill. This could all be prevented by switching to renewable sources of power and depending less of fossil fuel overall.

benefits of solarAside from the abundant environmental benefits, going solar helps you directly. By putting solar panels on your South Florida home, you are most likely going to pay less than you currently do to FPL. And, you are locked in at that specific rate, if you finance the project. This means that you can avoid costly future FPL price increases which occur over time (such as the significant FPL price increase in January, 2022).  You can also choose to pay for the project in full, which means that you would most likely be left paying only a small connection fee to FPL..Now that we’ve explained how solar energy is renewable, you may be wondering how to get started. At Bison, we make the process simple and do all of the complicated legwork for you. Each solar project we work on is one hundred percent customized to your unique needs. No two homes are the same! Bison is proud to have a 4.7 star Google Rating, with thousands of happy customers. We have been in business doing roofing and solar since 2005, so you can rest assured you are working with the best in the business.

Is solar energy renewable? Absolutely. Is it a great choice for South Florida homeowners? Definitely. Give us a call today to get started on your customized solar energy quote.

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