Solar Energy Facts – 50 Interesting Facts About Solar Energy

Fun facts about solar energy

The firs community solar project was initiated in Washington in 2006. Today, 25 states have at least 1 community project.

Solar power capacity grew greater than 10 times from 2009 to 2015 and greater than 100 times from 2002 to 2015.

Coal plants are the major contributing source to global warming and solar energy can serve as an alternative to coal plants.

One solar panel system is installed in every 4 minutes in America.

The world’s leading solar producer in China, and it wants to triple its capacity by 2020.

A rooftop solar panel on the house can reduce pollution by 100 tons of carbon dioxide in its lifetime.

Currently over 200,000 Americans work in the solar power industry, and the number is expected to grow to 420,000 by 2020.

Solar energy price was $101.5 per watt than today, which is $0.447 per watt.

There were 400,000 US homes had solar installed by 2013, and it is predicted that the number will jump to 3.8 million by 2020.

The average installation of the Solar Panel takes 75 hours, about 1 to 3 days.