The sun rises to the occasion every day. When its light hits the PV panels on your roof, it generates an electric current. That is converted into electricity to power your home. More than one million homes across America now have solar panels, and that figure will continue to increase dramatically.
It may surprise you, but the first solar cells were invented in the 1800s. However, they were less than 1% efficient. Bell Labs created the first useful silicon panel in 1954, and it was about 6% efficient. Today, new panels are in the 19-to-21 percent range.
Should you consider going solar? Yes! Here are the eight good reasons why:
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