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The Changing Face Of Solar Power

We’ve come a long way when it comes to energy. Hundreds of years ago we only had fire available to heat homes and ourselves. Over the centuries, though, our heating methods have become a lot more sophisticated, and we started to use fossil fuels for heating. However, solar power has seen the greatest advancement over the past ten years. Even though solar power was first used for scientific purposes in the 60s and 70s, it eventually became available to households at the turn of the 21st Century. And since then it has developed in a variety of ways. So how has the face of solar power changed over the past decade or so? Here are some of the most notable ways.

Demand Has Greatly Increased


Just ten years ago, not many people wanted solar power in their homes. That’s because they wrongly thought that they would not be able to power their homes on cloudy days. However, that was not the case. Regardless, people soon became a lot more knowledgeable about this type of energy and learned that solar panels are able to store energy, much like batteries. As people have become a lot more knowledgeable about solar energy, a lot more people have been willing to accept it into their property. In fact, Americans are now so in favor of using this type of energy, that there are many top solar producing cities throughout the country.


Solar Power Is Now A Lot Cheaper Than It Was


Over the past few years, the cost of solar energy has plunged. Previously, it was quite costly to have all of the panels and systems installed into your home. However, this cost has now greatly reduced. And this is all because the price of solar panels has fallen by quite a bit. But that’s not all, though, as the cost of solar components has also come down by quite a bit. And the best news for people thinking about installing solar power into their home is that these prices look set to fall even further!

Installers Have More Freedom With The Design


One of the main reasons why some people did not want to adopt solar energy for their home is because they thought the large solar panels were very unsightly. These large, dark panels had to be fitted onto the roof and would cover large sections of tiles. They would stick out like a sore thumb! However, homeowners don’t have to worry about covering their roof in these unsightly panels anymore. In fact, homeowners now have a lot more freedom when it comes to the panel’s design and installation. Not only that, though, but now modern designs of solar panels means that they can now be equipped onto roofs that were previously thought unsuitable for solar power.


As you can see, solar power has come a very long way over the past ten years or so. And this advancement looks set to continue even further. Who knows where it will take us in the next decade!


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