Solar Makes Sense
Between the 1950s-70s, scientists began to explore other sources of power based on the continued growth of the global population and the realization that fossil fuel resources will be depleted at some point.
By the 21st century environmental damage as well as energy security and economic stability in regions such as the Middle East and Russia spurred further research to find alternative power solutions. (5)
In the past few years, renewable power sources have been incentivized with tax credits and net metering. Installation costs have also dropped significantly, which has helped the industry to reach into more widespread markets. Some states have actually implemented mandatory renewable energy standards. All of this growing solar activity has begun to show positive results. According to Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) 2019 article, electricity generated by the sun offsets more than 73 million metric tons of CO2 emissions each year. (6)