Solar Panels 101

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Along with wind and hydropower, solar energy is a sustainable and environmentally friendly alternative source of energy that continues to rise in popularity. All of these alternative forms of energy play an important role in reducing the amount of carbon that is released into the atmosphere and contributes to creating cleaner air and water. One of the reasons though that the solar energy industry is quickly growing is due to its increase in accessibility to the average home. Here is an overview of what solar energy is, how it is made, the average costs that come with purchasing solar panels and how you might go about incorporating it into your home.