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, http://www.greenvalleycooling.com/product-spotlight-bryant-geothermal-heat-pumps/, 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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