What Renewable Energy Really Means


Did you know that in a single day, the amount of solar energy that hits the earth is enough to power the world for 27 years? That means in just one hour, enough energy to power the world is freely projected onto Earth. That’s a lot of energy and it’s no wonder solar power is on the rise. In fact, solar energy has been creating more jobs than any any other means of energy so it is not only helping our environment, but our economy as well.

To keep you informed, here are a few facts about solar energy that you might find useful:

  • Solar cells work by converting light into energy
  • Solar power cannot work without a battery
  • The Mojave Desert houses the biggest solar power plant
  • Many space crafts use solar energy
  • Solar panels can create electricity even on cloudy days
  • Solar energy does not create pollution
  • We are only using around 5% in renewable energy
  • Solar energy does not take up a lot of space, oftentimes panels can be placed on your roof
  • Solar energy can be affordable
  • There are many tax incentives for renewable energy

As always, you can trust the experts at Southwestern Solar to provide you with the in depth knowledge on renewable energy and how to get you started. To schedule a free consultation, give us a call at 520.329.4020 or click here.

What’s Happening in Green Valley?

We like to stay active in the community and hope you do too. This month several events will be going on around town. We would like to help keep you informed should you not know some of the resources available to you for learning more about happenings in the community. Did you know there is an interactive calendar of events on GVNews.com? If you haven’t already, check it out at http://www.gvnews.com/calendar/.

We are particularly excited about the following events coming up this month:


Tucson Audubon’s Green Valley Living with Nature Series Presents hosted by the Joyner Green Valley Librart where naturalist Vince Pinto will guide you through a tour examining the natural wildlife in our area including bugs, spiders, and other creatures and how they interact with us! This will be the first in many events in the series and should be an awesome event. You can read more about the event by clicking here.


Green Valley Village will also be hosting the first annual chili cook off on the 20th. Taste chili for charity at this fun and spicy event. Fire trucks will be brought on location for children so bring the whole family. All proceeds and donations will benefit charities in our community so help show support and get a nice fill of some delicious food. To read more about this event, click here.