From friends and family to delicious food and drinks, we can’t help but feel that warm, happy feeling of gratitude this time of year. It’s been a remarkable 2017 for the solar industry so far, which has given us a multitude of reasons to give thanks. So, before our minds are filled with football games and Black Friday deals, we think it’s important to reflect on what means the most to us this season.
Although we could probably write a novel (or two) about all the things we’re thankful for about solar, we’ve narrowed it down to our top four reasons for the season.
1. More American jobs: The solar industry grew leaps and bounds this year, surpassed expectations of job growth in 2016, and doesn’t show signs of slowing down anytime soon. According to the Solar Job Census 2016, one out of every 50 new jobs added in the United States was created by the solar industry, which represents 2 percent of all new jobs! The solar industry also added $84 billion to the US GDP. To top it all off, solar panel installer is one of the fastest growing jobs in the country, and we know this first hand. Sun Valley Solar Solution’s workforce grew a whopping 35% in 2017.
2. Helping make the world a better and cleaner place: Over the last twelve months, Sun Valley Solar customers have installed more than 6.3 megawatts of solar on their homes. That’s an estimated annual generation of around 11 million kilowatt hours, or the equivalent to offsetting the greenhouse gas emissions of more than 20 million miles driven in an average sized automobile!
3. The best panel partners: We only partner with those panel manufacturers who share our long-term vision for a cleaner and more sustainable energy future. Our panel providers back their systems for up to 25 years, with most projected to deliver at least 80 percent performance after the 25-years and well into the 30 or 40-year territory. Combine that with over 300 days of sunshine per year in Arizona, and you have a cost-efficient and reliable energy source that will keep giving year after year.
4. 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 11 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'd like to learn more about making the switch to solar energy, you can download our exclusive solar whitepaper. If you're interested in getting $500 back when you purchase a solar energy system before December 31st, we invite you to request a quote from one of our solar experts today!