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Solar Revolution: What to Expect From Solar in the Future

In order to cut down on emissions and slow the pace of climate change, it’s crucial that we start investing in green energy.

A recent survey found that 46% of American homeowners have given serious thought to installing solar panels on their property. If you’re one of them, you may be wondering what’s to come with the latest solar innovations.

Joining the solar revolution is easier now than ever. Many changes in the solar industry make solar power accessible and easier to use for more homeowners across the nation.

Read on to find out more about what to expect from the future of solar.


Increased Efficiency of Solar Cells

Currently, most solar panels are made of silicone and other materials that produce about 33% efficiency. That means that while they may be good at capturing solar radiation, they are not maximizing potential conversion to energy. 

However, researchers are working on a variety of projects to improve the efficiency of solar panels. Some efforts involve solar cells made of perovskite, a material that, so far, has shown improved efficiency. 

Decreasing Costs for Materials and Installation

One thing that often surprised homeowners is that transitioning to solar power doesn’t have to be costly.

Of course, one of the major benefits of going solar is paying less for energy over time. However, as the demand for solar power increases, the overall start-up costs decrease. Why?

When manufacturers are able to meet the solar demand by producing things like solar panels in bulk, they are able to charge less for the finished product. Plus, as solar innovations continue, manufacturers are able to make solar technology with more affordable materials.

The cost of installation is also lower as a result of the increase in demand. Solar companies can charge less for labor as they complete more jobs in their community.

All in all, the cost of solar is at an all-time low–and we predict that it will just keep getting lower.

More Incentives to Join the Solar Revolution

As we try to find solutions to the rapidly evolving climate crisis, we’re going to see more incentives to join the solar revolution. Things like tax cuts from the federal government are already in place for homeowners using solar power. Some states may also begin to offer similar incentives. 

Plus, companies like GoodLeap are working hard to make sure that any homeowner who wants solar power is able to access it. With financial assistance, solar power is just a phone call away.

Are You Ready to Go Solar?

Whether you want to do a partial transition to solar appliances or you’re looking to make your property 100% solar, things are looking good. Joining the solar revolution is just going to keep getting better and better. Keep an eye out for even more solar innovations to come!

Wondering about some of the other tech and gadgets in the works? Take a look around to stay on top of the latest in tech and how it can make your life a little easier.

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