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When Will Solar Make a Difference?

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Ed Sappin gives information on solar energy and describes why it is one of the fastest growing renewable energy sources in the United States.

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When Will Solar Make a Difference?

  1. 1. WHEN WILL SOLAR MAKE A DIFFERENCE? ED SAPPIN | EDSAPPIN.COM
  2. 2. THERE ARE NOW OVER 1 MILLION INSTALLATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES ALONE. SOLAR ENERGY IS ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES IN THE UNITED STATES.
  3. 3. THIS WAS MORE THAN NEW ADDITIONS FOR WIND, NATURAL GAS AND OTHER POWER SOURCES. SOLAR ENERGY MADE UP 30% OF ALL NEW ELECTRICITY CAPACITY ADDITIONS IN 2015.
  4. 4. FROM FEB 2015-FEB 2016, SOLAR POWER GENERATED ONLY 1% OF ALL U.S. ELECTRICITY. SOLAR IS GROWING QUICKLY, BUT HAS A LONG WAY TO GO STILL.
  5. 5. TO BRING SOLAR TO 10% PENETRATION, 225 GIGAWATTS OF ADDITIONAL POWER WOULD BE NEEDED. SO WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO MAKE SOLAR MAINSTREAM?
  6. 6. WE WOULD NEED TO BUILD 45 MILLION SOLAR ROOFTOPS AND 2,250 LARGE UTILITY SCALE POWER PLANTS. WHAT DOES 225 GIGAWATTS OF POWER REALLY MEAN?
  7. 7. “BUILDING THE INFRASTRUCTURE FOR 10% PENETRATION IS A $400 BILLION INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY. ALSO, THE GRID AND REGULATIONS NEED TO BECOME MORE FLEXIBLE. WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES?
  8. 8. SOLAR POWER HAS MASSIVE POTENTIAL TO CHANGE THE WAY WE GENERATE POWER AND WE’RE ONLY JUST STARTING TO TAP INTO IT. WHY IS IT WORTH THE INVESTMENT?
  9. 9. THANKS! READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT EDSAPPIN.COM

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