Solar Panels Are the Future
Solar panels are a great source of producing energy for the home and are increasing in popularity each year. Consider the fact that 30 to 40 percent of solar panel rooftops in the state of Texas could produce enough electricity to be able to power the entire state of Texas. Solar panels have been in existence since the 1950s when they were first introduced to be used on space stations. Fast-forward to present day, with the likes of Plano Solar Advocates, founded by Larry Howe in 2009, and solar panels have continued to drop in price to allow for more residents to install them.
Solar panels absorb sunlight as a source of energy to generate electricity. They are placed on roofs in order to give the maximum benefit as well as electricity production. Plano Solar Advocates was the first company to offer group purchases of solar panels. They have held numerous seminars in various cities, including Frisco, to explain the operation and benefits of solar power.
Solar Power by the Numbers
Tax season is upon us, and placing solar panels on your home can offer tax benefits.
- In 2008, the federal government put into place a 30 percent federal tax benefit for any citizen who purchased solar panels. This was meant to encourage the reduction of greenhouse gas admissions.
- Currently, studies tell us that only a small percentage of Americans take part in the solar panel industry. At the end of 2017, 1.5 million people in the U.S. had solar panels.
- There are 40,000 solar panels in Texas.
Home builders in certain states currently offer solar panels to new homeowners. The future is bright with solar panels!