With the amount of energy we are consuming as a planet, countries are starting to lean away from nonrenewable sources of energy such as gas and coal. Solar power is one of the leading options as the energy source of the future.
So which countries are leading the world in solar power usage?
Dear Wanda: I’ve heard solar panels can save me money and even help the environment. But are they good for anything else?
Loads! What do you want them to be? Take your pick: roof protection, environmental conservation, insulation, independence?
Concerned about the state of our planet? Words like “greenhouse gases,” “holes in the ozone layer,” “climate change” and “melting ice caps” can make us fear what state the planet will be in for future generations. How can we be better citizens of this earth? What role can we play in preserving our one and only planet?
Many of us are on the lookout for steps we can take to help the environment, from driving a more fuel-efficient car to composting and recycling. But what can you do to make your house more earth friendly? According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the average American home uses 10,182 kilowatts of electricity every year. It can be tough to envision exactly what that means in terms of environmental impact. So let’s look at it in terms of how much pollution a home produces.
As your Wealth Warrior, I have been trying to get through to you about how beneficial solar can be. Not all of you seem entirely convinced, so I decided to bring someone in with a little more notoriety. Let me introduce you all to, the one, the only, Mother Nature. Say hi, Mama Nat!
Mother Nature: Hello there, dears.
Wanda: Would you mind if I asked you a few questions, Nat?
Mother Nature: Go right ahead. I’m always looking to be heard.
Why You Need to Consider Solar Panels – Now
By Aimee Kunau
Higher utility prices are a reality for many hard-working Americans in a sluggish economy. Every month, it seems the bills are increasing, with no relief in sight. This trend is one reason why solar panels and solar array systems are slowly gaining in popularity among people seeking long-term reduction in their utility costs.