If there's one resource that Hawaii almost has too much of, it's sunlight. While other forms of energy are scarce and expensive for residents on Oahu and Kauai, sunlight shines down on us abundantly throughout the year. By switching your home or office to a solar power system, you can harness the Sun's energy to help you save money on air conditioning, lighting, and everything else you use energy for night and day.
While almost everyone is familiar with solar power as a renewable, sustainable energy resource, few understand exactly how a solar power system works. Continue reading to learn about the science behind solar energy.
Cooling your home or office with a conventional air conditioning unit is hard on the environment, sometimes unreliable, and it can be expensive, too. If saving on your monthly power bill isn't enough to convince you to switch to solar air conditioning, then read on to learn about the environmental benefits (and more!) of choosing a solar air conditioning system.
When you install solar panels on your home or business, you'll start enjoying the benefits – tax credits, reduced energy costs, blackout safety, and more – immediately. Installing solar panels in a location with as much sunshine as Hawaii will surely lower your energy costs, and the equipment has become increasingly affordable.
Along with other states and communities around the world, Hawaii has been placed on a state-wide stay-at-home order which instructs people to shelter in place and requires non-essential businesses to close.
If you're tired of living with the rising and setting sun as your light switch, then solar power storage is for you! Like bottling the power of the sun, solar energy storage batteries can effectively power your home or business after dark or during a power outage.
Yes, sunlight's the reason why your home or business grows uncomfortably hot during the day. Harnessed correctly, however, you can use power from the same, uncomfortably warm sunshine to make the inside of your home or business feel pleasantly cool. The power of solar air conditioning imparts many benefits — especially when living in a hot and sunny climate like ours.
Under George Bush's administration, the Energy Policy Act of 2005 enacted the Federal Solar Tax Credit or the Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) to support growth of renewable energy businesses. It's proven to be an incredibly effective policy, as since the tax credit's inception, the solar industry in the United States has grown by a whopping 10,000%, with an average annual growth of 50% over the previous ten years!