Solar industry growth — protect environment and promote economic development
The solar is growing because it is cost effective, saving consumers and businesses money on electricity. Sun through the use of local natural resources over five hundred thousand consumers now solar-powered homes on the roof. Large-scale solar power plants , such as five miles wide Ivanpah plant in California, as well as others in development, will provide enough electricity services 3.7 million households in 2017, according to Bloomberg.
Record developing domestic oil, natural gas, solar and wind power the United States that once again become abundant energy independence and energy. New technology, private investment, and smart public policy to help us make this point now. Congress needs to keep this to encourage more development of all types of energy, including solar power, enjoys bipartisan voter support mature long-term policy.
Liberal voters usually support solar energy, because it creates jobs and improve the environment. By the Solar Foundation, a nonpartisan research shows that more and more Americans to work today in the US solar industry coal than the United States. More solar power, we use less polluting our air and water. All the fresh water is evaporated during 41% of US fossil fuel combustion for power generation, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Western countries need every drop of water they can get, and there is plenty of sunlight, from solar power.
To celebrate this year’s 45th annual Earth Day, the Solar Energy Industries Association, marking the historic moment every 2.5 minutes, every hour of the day, the solar energy as a new installation is completed in the United States. More importantly, the latest data from the US Solar Market Insight 2014 annual review shows the new, clean solar energy in the next 20 months, the amount of online record, greatly benefiting the environment.
When the first Earth Day was held, there is almost no solar power grid in the United States. Times have changed. Today, there are 20 GW of installed solar capacity in the United States — enough to supply more than four million American families — and we intend to double by the end of next year the two figures. This is our commitment to the United States — and our planet. By the end of 2016, solar energy is expected to offset nearly 450,000 metric tons of harmful emissions, removing nearly 100,000 cars American roads and highways, or to shut down 12 coal-fired power plants equivalent. This is a pretty impressive “high five” for our environment.
The United States will more than one million residential solar installations over the next two years. Solar energy will be close to 2 percent of US electricity demand generated by the 2016 end of 2010, solar energy accounts for only 0.1% of capacity. All of the solar market sectors — residential, non-residential and utility scale — is expected to be in the 25–50 percent growth in the next two years.
Today, the US solar energy industry employs 174,000 Americans nationwide — more than high-tech giant Apple, Google, Facebook and Twitter combined — and pump nearly 180 billion a year to our economy this remarkable growth is due, in large part smart and effective public policies, such as solar energy investment tax credits, net metering and renewable portfolio standards. By any measure, these policies pay huge dividends for the US economy, and protect the environment.