Will Solar Panels be The Future of Energy?

It was not long ago that people regarding solar panels as something somewhat futuristic. Well, today we see homes in every neighborhood across America producing their own electricity through solar panels.

So I thought it would be a good time to write about solar power, solar panels, and the future of energy. 

I recently studied an 80-page paper released by a major energy research and survey network that covered the transition of energy between 2019 and 2050.

Filled with details, the company did an extensive job at studying current trends and projecting them into the future, taking into account an enormous amount of information, possibilities, and scientific forecasts.

It would be impossible for me to give you a quick takeaway from such an elaborate report, but what I can say in a nutshell is that if you’re considering solar for your home or your business, you’re ahead of the curve!

I can also say with confidence that there’s never been a better time to switch to solar power than now – putting solar panels on your home or business.

The last two decades have seen a surge in wind and solar power production both commercially and, with more than 2 million individual solar installations in the U.S. alone, at the consumer level as well. In fact, at Expert Solar, as of the last few months, we’ve been completing 60 solar projects a month and growing.

Below you can see a projection that shows the growth of solar power up until 2050.

Solar power in 2050

One of the most obvious benefits of solar power is that it helps the environment.

Burning fossil fuels to produce energy is the largest source of harmful gas emissions on the planet. Recognizing the need to cut back on air pollution, many U.S. states, cities, and large corporations have invested a lot of effort into finding ways to use energy more efficiently and how to produce and use more renewable energy.

But how does this benefit you? The homeowner, the business owner, the everyday consumer?

Thanks to the surge in renewable energy and specifically solar power, a lot of research has been dedicated to making solar panels more efficient, more reliable, and most importantly affordable. Think about it! No matter how much money governments or large corporations have, it would be impossible to make a major shift into using solar power if it didn’t add up financially.

To quote a piece of that report I studied:


“The cost of technology decreases by a constant fraction with every doubling of capacity. This ‘learning curve’ effect occurs because ongoing market deployment brings greater experience, expertise, and industrial efficiencies, as well as further R&D. Wind and solar PV have experienced respective historical learning rates of 16% and 18% alone.”

Today, solar power is finally affordable and makes sense at every level, including for your home. When speaking to homeowners, 99% of the time the cost of solar is one of the main questions I get asked. And where maybe 20 years I could not have said this, today solar makes sense financially almost 100% of the time.

But I also tell homeowners that the longer you wait, the fewer benefits you will have when you do make the switch, also read the article, is Tampa good for solar panels?).

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