From friends and family to delicious food, we can’t help but feel that warm, happy feeling of gratitude this time of year. This year has brought with it unique new challenges, but also new triumphs. Coming off the heels of a very turbulent 2020 and 2021 we weren't sure what to expect, but this year has given us a number of things to be thankful for and has made giving thanks for all that we have that much more important.
Here at Sun Valley Solar Solutions, we like to take a look back at our year thus far and give thanks for all that we've accomplished not only as a company but also as a partnership with our growing family of solar customers.
There’s little doubt that the outlook for solar energy continues to improve by leaps and bounds every year. Through advancements in performance, pricing, and longevity, solar has earned its place in a rapidly evolving technology landscape that is helping to ensure a cleaner and more sustainable energy future.
So before our minds fill up with football games and Black Friday deals, we'd like to give a little credit to solar for its ongoing gift of a cleaner and better tomorrow. Although we could probably write a novel (or two) on solar's significant impact, here are our top five reasons to be thankful for Arizona's most abundant natural resource and the technology that enables us to power our lives with it.
1. Powering through the obstacles
Coming off the tails of 2020 and 2021 resulted in some unique challenges for 2022. While rising prices and supply shortages were an obstacle, we are happy that the Sun Valley Solar team found innovative ways to keep inventories high while continuing to serve the communities we love. We're especially grateful to work in a rewarding industry where our society's long-term health and safety is the primary mission. There's a brighter, healthier, and more sustainable future ahead of us. We're thankful that our work will help get us there.
2. Green jobs in our sunny state
The Arizona solar industry employed over 8,200 people in 2021 and more than 250,000 people nationwide. We're happy to contribute to these numbers with over 120 employees working out of our Chandler headquarters. These are people who work hard raising families, contribute every day to their local economies, and ensure a healthy environment for their children and grandchildren. Oh, and we're hiring, so please check out our job board.
3. Helping families save money
Going green while saving green is an immensely rewarding mission. This year, inflation hit nearly everyone's wallet, making saving money where you can all the more important. While the amount of money families can save with solar depends on many factors, one thing is for sure: the cost of sunshine has not, and will not, change. Going solar is the best way to hedge against economic uncertainty.
4. Making the world a better and cleaner place
Over the last twelve months, Sun Valley Solar customers have installed more than 3.5 megawatts of residential solar. That’s an estimated annual generation of around 7 million kilowatt-hours, or the equivalent to offsetting the greenhouse gas emissions of more than 11 million miles driven in an average-sized automobile! Working every day to build cleaner and more sustainable communities with homeowners and businesses is always rewarding for us, and we look forward to helping even more Arizonans go green next year.
5. A community of support
Most importantly, from all of us at Sun Valley Solar Solutions, thank YOU for supporting us and our local community. After 16 years of giving us feedback and helping us grow, thank you for helping us turn sunshine into savings, and for supporting our mission to create a cleaner and more sustainable tomorrow.
If you're interested in learning more about making the switch to solar energy, you can download our free solar and battery guide. We invite you to download the guide, and if you're interested, request a custom solar quote from one of our solar experts today.
*This blog has been updated since its original publication date of 11/23/2015.