Solar Power in the News

10246721_10152454750619124_4592811210009038622_nHave you been keeping track of solar power in the news? If not, that’s okay, because we have. We know that solar energy has been growing at an exponential rate creating jobs and cleaner means of energy, but did you know that there are talks of expanding solar to space? Recently, a Japanese space agency said that they hope to have a program or series of farms in space to collect energy from the sun and beam it back to earth. Sounds far fetched, sure, but the hope is to have this up and running within the next 25 years. This could mean a lot for the solar industry, increasing the amount of renewable energy available to us and drastically increasing the efficiency of solar power as we know it.

For the time being, this is in the future, but it is exciting to learn how much is happening in the solar industry. Keep your eye in the sky for solar energy to truly take off. If you think about it, it is only going to go up from where solar energy is today. Knowing that solar energy could supply one third of the power in the American west where we live shows how important harnessing the energy from the sun could be. Looking for ways to improve your energy consumption is a great way to start going towards the goal of getting off of fossil fuels. Did you know that items like Geothermal Heat Pumps could help save you money? Check out our article on Green Valley Cooling and Heating’s website,, they work by utilizing heat from the ground to help power the machines. In Arizona, these systems could be extremely efficient and help in your efforts to cut your energy consumption and utilize natural energy in your every day life.

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Air Quality and Solar Power

7-2010-006It is no surprise that people have been warming up to solar power (excuse the pun), but have you taken the time to understand why? Solar is on the rise and it is not just because the solar industry is creating more jobs quicker than many other fields, or the fact that solar energy is becoming increasingly more affordable, but rather that its benefits are exponential. Tucson and the surrounding areas are becoming more metropolitan by the day and it is no surprise that the air quality in our desert towns is not the best, so why add to the air pollution with fossil fuels?

Did you know that by using renewable energy like solar panels, there is no associated air pollution like with fossil fuels? By utilizing solar energy more we can significantly reduce the amount of pollutants we breathe and in turn improve our health, reduce sick days, and feel better. We can do all this by simply harnessing the energy from the sun. Utilizing renewable energy not only improves air quality, but it also improves our water and reduces the amount of allergens.

With Southwestern Solar you can rest assured that we will take care of all of your solar needs from start to finish. We come to your home to assess your needs, develop a plan, and work out a solid budget that works for you. Never in the process are you ever left guessing, we gladly include you in the entire process and answer any questions you might have. We are the experts and we want you to feel like you are being taken care of by the best. Check back at our blog frequently as we like to keep you informed about what is going on in the solar world including several infographics that might shock you! Check out the one below that we got from, and if you have any questions feel free to give us a call at 520.329.4020, or click here.