With the sun having been around longer than humans, it's only natural that our history with solar began long ago. Humans have been using the sun for energy and other tasks since the beginning of civilization. From heating their homes to heating up water, ancient civilizations saw the potential to harness the sun's energy for everyday uses early on.
World Nature Conservation Day is an opportunity to celebrate the precious resources our planet provides for us. This day highlights the need to expand conservation efforts, and honor those already in place. Home to many unique and brilliant places, sunny Arizona shines in many areas of conserving our pristine wilderness. With so many great areas to explore, it is vital that Arizona as a whole takes action in protecting and preserving our environment as much as possible. Today, we’re celebrating some of the great efforts to conserve our beautiful wilderness and precious resources.
Going solar is great! But have you ever wondered how solar power works?
In recent news, the Central Arizona Project (CAP) made a huge commitment to the solar industry by signing a twenty-year Power Purchase Agreement with solar company AZ Solar 1. This will be documented as the lowest price for solar in the United States. Connecting Arizona’s most precious resource, water, with its most abundant resource, the sun, is an important step toward a clean energy future for Arizona.
The solar market has faced a variety of obstacles under the new administration. Earlier this year, tariffs were imposed on the industry that many were sure would threaten its growth. Though the tariffs introduced a few road bumps to the market, the solar industry is still going strong and is set to soar in many areas, including production and jobs. Becoming a prevalent energy source has been an upward battle for the solar industry, but it is nonetheless surpassing many other forms of energy production and becoming a major component of global energy industries
Nonrenewable energy can have damaging effects on the environment and those who live in it. Renewable energy sources can combat environmental hazards and benefit communities. Here’s how solar energy can help keep the Earth clean and aid in public health:
Here at SunHarvest Solar, every day is Earth Day. We pride ourselves in being champions for the environment we all call home, and protecting the planet is at the heart of everything we do. Of course, going solar is one of our favorite ways to do that, but there are countless actions you can take to make every day Earth Day, too!