Going Solar – It’s More Affordable Than It Was!

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As high gas prices continue to plague the United States, people search for alternative energy sources, like going solar! Clean energy has been increasing in popularity due to its relatively low environmental impact and dependable delivery methods. Solar energy is one of the most popular forms of clean/green energy. Here’s why you should consider going solar and how it’s more accessible than ever. 

How Does Solar Energy Work? 

When a solar panel catches sunlight, it absorbs the UV rays through photovoltaic (PV) cells located in the panel. The absorbed light creates electrical charges that react to an electrical field within the cell. These electrical charges can then be harnessed, converted, and used for electricity in residential or commercial solar installations

Efficiency and Ease of Operation

Most people know solar energy is good for the environment, but what about efficiency? Is solar energy an efficient way to generate energy? The answer to that question is yes! According to the University of Michigan, “researchers have developed PV cells with efficiencies approaching 50%.” 

Most solar panels are tilted in an optimal direction for operation and require minimal maintenance aside from cleaning them a few times per year.

Going Solar – History of Solar Panel Pricing

You may be under the old impression that solar panels are too expensive or only reserved for wealthy conservationists. However, that’s not the case anymore! Like any technology, continuous innovation has led to solar energy being produced at lower prices yearly; this means prices are consistently going down for you, the consumer. 

In a mere decade, the cost of installing a solar energy array has dropped by 62%. If you’ve always wanted a solar panel array for your home or have been interested in going solar, now is the time to invest!

Going Solar – Solar Energy is Becoming More Affordable

There are two main reasons solar energy is cheaper today: the cost of materials and regulation. Today, the materials needed to produce solar panels are cheaper than ever before. Also, the US government has offered tax rebates like the Solar Investment Tax Credit to people installing solar arrays for their homes or businesses. 

The US Department of Energy has also loosened regulations on solar energy permits, inspections, transportation, and other soft costs related to solar energy. These two factors have contributed to making solar energy more affordable for everyday people.

If you live in Texas, you know how much annual sunshine the Lone Star State takes in – the Texas solar market is growing with good reason. Wouldn’t it make sense to harness that energy and utilize it to power your home or business? 

If you’re interested in solar energy and want to work with a knowledgeable local solar company, contact us at Sunshine Renewable to get a free solar estimate today!

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Sunshine Renewable Solutions to Help Formosa Plastics of Point Comfort, Texas, Achieve Sustainability Goals

Formosa Plastics is a major producer of polyethylene, polypropylene, and polyvinyl chloride resins, which are widely used in various industries worldwide. Recognizing its role in environmental stewardship, Formosa Plastics sought to collaborate with a reputable sustainability consultant who can provide solutions to reduce its impact on the environment.

Sunshine Renewable Solutions is a leading sustainability consulting firm that specializes in renewable energy and environmental sustainability. The company has a team of experts who help clients identify opportunities to reduce energy consumption, lower greenhouse gas emissions, and implement sustainable practices through solar power.

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Sunshine Renewable Solutions proudly partners with a leading Texas-based plastic manufacturer, embarking on a groundbreaking initiative to fortify its commitment to sustainability.

By integrating solar energy solutions, we're revolutionizing their environmental impact. Our collaborative efforts aim to construct a robust solar infrastructure, harnessing renewable energy to power their operations efficiently.

Together, we're spearheading a transformative shift towards renewable practices, demonstrating how solar power can drive industrial progress while prioritizing environmental responsibility. Sunshine Renewable Solutions is honored to work hand-in-hand with this industry leader, fostering a brighter, greener future through the strategic implementation of solar energy solutions.

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Creating The Foundation

As the foundational step in our partnership, the construction of concrete piers for the solar panel structure marks a pivotal milestone in our solar energy initiative. These concrete piers serve as the bedrock of support for the entire solar infrastructure, providing stability and durability essential for the efficient functioning of the solar array.

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Precision And Accuracy Are Paramount

Our engineering team meticulously plans and designs the layout of the piers, ensuring they are strategically positioned to uphold the solar panel array's weight and withstand environmental factors such as wind and inclement weather. We adhere to industry standards and best practices to create a robust foundation that guarantees the longevity and resilience of the solar installation.

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A Solid Foundation

Environmental considerations are taken into account throughout the construction process, ensuring minimal disruption to the surrounding ecosystem. Our commitment to sustainability extends beyond energy production to encompass responsible construction practices.

By establishing these concrete piers foundations, we are ready to start Phase 2, erecting the metal support bars. Enabling the subsequent installation of solar panels will power the plastic manufacturer's operations while significantly reducing their carbon footprint.

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