8 Surprising Facts About Solar Power | NowThis



Yes, solar power still works when the sun isn’t out — and 7 more facts that might surprise you about this renewable energy source.
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In US news and current events today, NowThis News is exploring the facts and misconceptions around solar energy. If you’re considering solar panels for home installation you might be wondering is solar power worth it? This is what you need to know about solar panel systems.

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21 comments

  1. This was great, thanks, I've been looking for "what are the best solar panels for home use?" for a while now, and I think this has helped. You ever tried – Aanarter Exceptional Ascendancy – (search on google ) ? It is a good exclusive guide for discovering how to learning how to get free power minus the headache. Ive heard some amazing things about it and my buddy got great results with it.

  2. Wish it was cheaper in my situation it didn't make sense to get it and add another bill on top off my electric bill. Hopefully in the future as it becomes less expensive someone in congress will sign another bill

  3. I've been off-grid for a year. My only source of power is solar power. Not by choice though as the country I'm in don't have enough power to go around. Frequent power cuts is just a normal way of living. Thank goodness for solar power as it is now my major source of power.

  4. Its interesting this only looks at residential application, when even if we installed solar to every home in the usa (some 165 million buildings) you would produce approximately 33% of current net generation (assuming average roof area from BLS, 7.5kW system with 22% efficency).

    That's a lot of energy and that's fantastic, but it also shows two things:

    1. Its nowhere near being the solution to the entire problem.

    2. The residential sector doesn't consume the most energy, and we still need energy generation for other sectors that consumers may not directly contribute to.

    Lastly you're comparing energy costs by your personal bill. Fine this is a small scale video for the average consumer and pretty much just a pitch for residential solar. No big issues, except when you start looking energy systems from a macro perspective and you're having to take issues of intermittency into consideration at large scale production.

  5. Nice business model. Lol have clueless untrained workers wonder around on your roof installing thousands of dollars worth of solar equipment. Lmao

  6. After finding out solar panels are useless during a power failure to prevent live wires outside home i bought my own setup so if theres a blackout i still have pwr .

  7. Yeah im not trusting crackhead carrie to work on anything around my house. Aside from maybe sweeping. Cant even wear a hard hat correctly.

  8. Can solar actually power America why dont we tell China and other countries who pollute to go green America its the highest in pollution

  9. "Our training is really good. They just throw you into it, and you learn on the fly"
    Those are two contradictory sentences.

  10. Too bad about the scam solar companies that knock on our door. One company wanted signature on a 30-year contract, without presenting the contract for us to read first. Plonk!

  11. Why aren’t the fossil fuel companies advocating for solar if solar uses so much diesel and gas? We all know they only care for profits, not environment. Enlighten me.

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