Four Facts To DeMystify Solar Energy

Hey everyone,

It is so exciting since there is SOOOO much talk about solar energy lately.

I mean, Dow introducing solar shingles, solar paints, all this money from climate change talks being pumped into solar shows the world means business.

1. Here is one thing to ALWAYS remember about solar when ANYONE says it can’t work.  If you take only 9% of the Mohave Desert and power it with solar energy, you could power the ENTIRE UNITED STATES.  (Source: US Department of Energy)

2.  If you take only 1% of the entire sub saharan desert area in Africa and power that with solar you can power the WORLD.

3.  The cost of residential solar has come down so much that it takes a 10 year payback vs a 30 year payback.

4.  Solar thermal can power your hot water at home and it has a 3 year payback and will only reduce your hot water bills.

Process that!!

Written by greenlivingguy

The Green Living Guy, Seth Leitman is a green living expert, celebrity and Editor of the McGraw-Hill, TAB Green Guru Guides. Seth is also an Author, Radio Host, Reporter, Writer and a Environmental Consultant on green living. The Green Living Guy writes about green living, green lighting, the green guru guides and more. Seth's books range from: # Build Your Own Electric Vehicle by Bob Brant and Seth Leitman (2nd and 3rd editions) # Build Your Own Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle by Seth Leitman # Build Your Own Electric Motorcycle by Carl Vogel # Green Lighting by Seth Leitman, Brian Clark Howard and Bill Brinsky # Solar Power For Your Home by David Findley # Renewable Energies For Your Home by Russel Gehrke # Do-it-Yourself Home Energy Audits by David Findley # Build Your Own Small Wind Power System by Brian Clark Howard and Kevin Shea # and more green living books to follow.