From friends and family to delicious food, we can’t help but feel that warm, happy feeling of gratitude this time of year. It’s been a remarkable 2018 for the solar industry , keeping its momentum to firmly cement its status as a mainstream and affordable substitute to burning things. This gives us a multitude of reasons to be thankful, so before our minds fill up with football games and Black Friday deals, let's give a little credit to solar for its ongoing gift of a cleaner and more sustainable future for us all.
Although we could probably write a novel (or two) on the subject, here are our top four reasons to be thankful for Arizona's most abundant natural resource, and the technology that helps it power our lives.
1. More jobs in our sunny state
Arizona showed significant job growth in the solar industry last year, employing over 8,000 people, which added over 1,000 jobs compared to the previous year to our local community and economy. These are people who work hard raising families and contribute everyday to this industry to ensure a cleaner tomorrow for generations to come.
2. Helping make the world a better and cleaner place
Over the last twelve months, Sun Valley Solar customers have installed more than 3.5 megawatts of solar on their homes. That’s an estimated annual generation of around 7 million kilowatt hours, or the equivalent to offsetting the greenhouse gas emissions of more than 14 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 12 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’ve been thinking about making the switch to solar, now is a great time to make the switch! We invite you to contact one of our solar experts for a custom solar quote. If you aren't quite ready for a quote, you can download our complimentary whitepaper: Is Solar Right for You?
This blog has been updated for 2018 since its original publishing of 11/21/2017.