As solar energy takes the world by storm, it’s changing everything. Solar energy can be gathered basically anywhere – even in a storm! The technology for solar energy has changed completely over the past decade as science and research has rapidly developed. From giant machines and systems ten years ago, we’ve worked our way down to thin, sleek panels that can be installed on your roof and start saving you money the exact same day. With how much it’s changed the world in recent history, what will it mean for the future?
Solar panels have become a booming industry almost overnight. Where they used to be just for high-tech scientific facilities or for the rich and famous, now any average joe can purchase and benefit from the solar panels on their roof. The progression of solar panels to the accessibility for residential customers and small businesses has completely changed the game. You’ve probably noticed as more and more solar panel companies have cropped up. This is only the beginning.
Solar panels have been creating jobs ever since they were invented. From scientists, to manufacturers, to salesmen, to installers, jobs have been invented as quickly as the panels themselves. Electrical engineering has increased as a college field and more companies are funding solar panel research. More solar panel companies are setting up shop around the country, and they’re hiring salesmen, schedulers, installers, repair workers, and more. It’s been amazing to see the jobs created just in the last decade.
And the future? Well, it’s hard to say but nearly every prediction suggests that solar energy will be powering basically everything. Why wouldn’t it? It’s free, safe, renewable, and incredibly effective. So now, where you may only see solar panels on a few houses on a street, in the future every house will be utilizing solar panels. This means more manufacturing, more sales, more installation. And as always – more science and research.
Companies and research facilities are still doing extensive research into the world of solar energy and many are working on cool new prototypes that make solar panels thinner, smaller and even more effective. Some great ideas include solar panel shingles, solar powered cars and trucks, and solar energy storage that will make solar energy even more accessible. Another huge push is growing to take solar energy to the third world, where they may not have access to clean water, let alone electrical energy.
The future is bright – and that’s because it’s reflecting bright sunlight off the effective solar panels on your roof! If you’re ready to take the plunge – call Mountain States Solar & Roofing today!