The bottom line is this: the energy industry, and where we get our energy from, is changing, and with it, costs are rising. As coal continues its decline as an energy source, followed by other fossil fuels, residential solar continues to make a lot of sense for homeowners.
"The energy makeup of the West is changing fast. There is no doubt that coal is going away and it’s unlikely anything will stop that."
Electricity rates already rise at around a 5% annual increase. What if you could lock in the cost of your power with a clean, green renewable resource: the sun?
Learn more about the changing energy market via this article from KGW News.
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The cost of solar panels are at their cheapest yet in 2020, but where should we be utilizing this technology? Rooftops are great but can be constricting, and ground mounted solar could interfere with agriculture. The solar of the future may be draped across highways and waterways via canopies.
"A major advantage of this design is the ability to string cables over a longer distance without the support needed in traditional racking approaches. They’re also kind of pretty because of the natural catenary curve the cabling system provides."
Read more via this article by Tam Hunt for PV Magazine.
Renewables are on-trend to become even cheaper in the next few years, as the coronavirus continues to hurt the fossil fuel industry. Energy storage costs, one of the next big hurdles for the industry, continue to drop as well. Read more from Forbes, here.