solar explained

What is Solar Energy?

Did you know that the amount of sunlight that Earth receives in 90 minutes is enough to power everything on it for an entire year?!

Seriously. Mind = blown.  

And with renewable energy on the rise in Texas, residents, and business owners are becoming more and more curious about the benefits of solar power and solar energy. And who can blame them? Have you spent a summer in the sweltering heat in Texas?  

Solar Energy 

In simple terms, solar energy uses the sun's radiant light and heat to generate renewable energy. This low-cost, Earth-friendly source of electricity will never run out because we can count on the sun to provide us with sunlight every single day. It’s an inexhaustible renewable energy source that can power your home for the rest of your life.  

Solar Energy Technologies & Solar Panels 

In the last couple of decades, solar energy technologies have made leaps and bounds. Solar panels—those things that go on your roof and generate electricity—are one of the most common ways to harness the power of solar energy by converting the sun’s rays into usable energy. When the sun hits solar panels, electrons gravitate toward the surface of the cell. This, ultimately, causes a voltage to form across the top and bottom of the cell, which generates a current that can be used inside your home or business.  

As one of the cleanest and most abundant energy sources available, investing in solar energy for your home or business offers an array of benefits. Whether you're looking to reduce your carbon footprint or save money on your home's electricity bill, utilizing solar power can help. 

And that’s where we can help! 

If you’re interested in switching to renewable energy for your home or business, or you’d like to get a quote for renewable energy plans in Texas, contact Rhythm today! 

Solar infographic

More info: How Does Solar Work? https://energy.gov/eere/solar/how-does-solar-work 

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