Fun Facts Your Local Solar Company Knows About Solar Power

Residential solar power as we know it has been around since 1954 when a Bell Labs research team created the photovoltaic cells. But humans have been taking advantage of solar power for hundreds of years as they dried clothing, preserved food, and used the sun’s rays to heat homes. As times changed, people began relying on fossil fuel to preserve their food and dry their clothes, but the sources of fossil fuel are becoming limited, and electricity costs to homes and businesses are rising. That is why contacting your local solar company to see what they have to offer can be a really good idea. 

Solar Power Surprises

Did you know that solar power use is not limited to residential solar panels? In fact, the next time you see a flashing, neon orange highway sign, you can be assured the lights are using solar energy to warn of road work, detours, or traffic jams. No need to plug the sign into a power source, because by using the sun’s rays for fuel the sign can sit out in the middle of a deserted road and warn of possible problems for many weeks or months. 

Solar Power Fun Facts 

Here are some fun facts about solar power that your local solar contractor may share with you: 

  • Calculators have used photovoltaic cells since the 1980s.
  • The largest American photovoltaic plant was built in Nevada in 2007.
  • The state of California built the largest solar thermal plant in the United States in 2013.
  • The first solar powered aircraft flew across the United States in 1990.
  • If humans built solar panels that covered 4 percent of the world’s deserts, the energy produced would be enough to power every human home in every city in the world.
  • Several space satellites are currently using solar power as their main source of energy. 

If you are interested in more fun facts about solar power, contact your local solar company. While you are there, ask them about solar energy use for your home.

About Solar Time

With SolarTime, solar system isn’t just an outer-space term. It can also be your own source of power, whether for residential or commercial needs. We are a team of professional California contractors who specialize in installing solar systems to help you save time, energy, and money.

Address: 13302 Century Blvd., Suite A, Garden Grove, CA 92843

Toll-free: (800) 700-2488  Phone: (714) 909-6060

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