Solar energy has become a popular choice in the movement towards more sustainable energy. Over the past several decades, the cost of manufacturing solar panels and other equipment have come down to the point where it is now an affordable way for homeowners to power their home directly from the sun. This has made in an attractive option for those that are saving money and those that are conscious of their environmental footprint.
Homeowners that make the switch to solar rely less on grid power to power their everyday lives. But is it actually better for the environment? What are the benefits of solar, and how do they compare to fossil fuels? Below we will discuss the environmental impact of solar energy and what the solar industry is doing to make solar panel production more sustainable.