Did you know that approximately 400 “Quads” of solar energy are used globally each year? Unless you know what a “Quad” is — which is probably most laypeople– you do not. To complicate matters, the above figure, which was obtained through a supposedly credible source, is grossly inadequate. The 400 Quads is actually entire amount of all energy that is used around the earth every year.
Now that we have that straightened out, you will be shocked to know how much potential solar energy that humans have yet to come close to harnessing. According to ECOWORLD, the sun generates enough solar energy that the equivalent of more than 20,000 times those 400 Quads reaches the earth over an entire year. Although it would be difficult to utilize that much energy, we obviously wouldn’t need to.
On the other hand, if it were possible to capture all the energy we need to from the solar energy that hits the earth yearly, we could not only save billions of dollars, but we could eliminate our dependence on fossil fuel. In order to do this, both commercial and residential property owners will need to invest in one of the many types of solar panel systems.
Depending upon the property and the amount of energy needed to power the building structures on those properties, the solar panel mounting systems will vary. Whether the property owners choose solar panel roof mountings or ground mounted solar panels, solar panels can reduce the amount of carbon dioxide that is emitted into the environment by 300 pounds! In addition to the amount of energy and money solar panels can save, property owners who invest in either solar panel roof mountings or ground mountings usually qualify for federal green energy tax deductions.
Everybody wants to lower their energy bills, but if you want to reduce substantially damage to the environment, you should look into the benefits of installing solar panels on your property. Although they are not cheap, the return on investment will more than pay for the investment; and that says nothing about the positive impact your decision will have on the environment.