As we wind down the last days of 2018, it’s a good time to reflect on what has shaped the direction of solar energy over the past year. The following is a recap of some of the most notable events that have happened along with a glimpse at what to expect in 2019.
International Climate Report
In October, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report that stressed the need for switching to clean, renewable and sustainable energy alternatives like solar, wind and hydropower. The report also highlighted the dire consequences of not making these changes which include hotter summers, more heat waves, severity of drought, and loss of ecosystems.
Increasing Growth in Solar Power
The Electricity Information Administration (EIA) published statistics that stated that solar power has generated less electricity in the United States than wind power. However, solar power is growing at a faster rate. In fact, the findings showed that the solar industry is growing more than 12 times faster than other industries.
For the Year Ahead
- Solar Energy Adoption
The United States Department of Energy estimates that solar energy will be installed at a seven percent increase in growth rate, compared with 2018.
- Solar Cars
“Lightyear One,” the world’s first solar car is expected to hit the road in 2019. Recently winning a Climate Change Innovator Award, the car can drive for months without charging.
From everyone at the Cool Blew Solar team, we wish you and your loved ones a wonderful holiday. We hope you spend this special time of year with friends and family while enjoying the benefits of solar power. Want to learn more about your options for solar in 2019? Call today for a free quote at 623-234-2836.