This year, June 21 marks the first day of summer in the Northern Hemisphere and will provide the longest day of sunlight of the year. The summer solstice has been celebrated for thousands of years by cultures around the world, and is often associated with themes of growth, renewal, and abundance. For Cape Codders and the thousands of tourists who make their way to our shores, it ushers in a season where nostalgic memories are made with friends and family.
One of the most significant benefits of the summer solstice is the abundance of solar energy that it brings. Solar energy is a clean, renewable, and sustainable source of power that can be harnessed in a variety of ways.
In this blog post, we celebrate longer days and discuss a few of the benefits of solar energy:
1. It’s Renewable
Unlike fossil fuels, which are finite resources that will eventually run out, solar energy is renewable. As long as the sun continues to shine, we will have access to solar energy.
2. It’s Clean
Solar energy is a clean energy source that has gained popularity in recent years. Unlike fossil fuels, solar energy does not emit harmful pollutants or greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, making it a clean source of energy.
3. It’s Versatile
Solar energy can be used to generate electricity, heat water, and power a variety of devices and appliances. It also increases our energy security since it makes us less dependent on fossil fuels.
4. It’s Cost-effective
While the initial cost of installing solar panels can be high, the long-term savings on energy bills make it a cost-effective choice in the long run. There are a variety of state and federal solar tax incentives that help offset the cost of owning solar panels along with financing options that can make owning solar panels more affordable.
5. It’s Reliable
As long as the earth orbits the sun, solar energy will continue to be produced, making it a reliable source of power. As we celebrate the summer solstice, it’s important to remember the benefits of solar energy, and to consider ways in which we can continue to harness this abundant and sustainable source of power. By investing in solar energy, we can reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, improve our environment, and create a more sustainable future for generations to come.
Cheers to longer solar production days, and happy summer from the MGE Team!
Are you thinking about installing solar? My Generation Energy has been installing the highest quality solar design and installation on Cape Cod, the South Shore, South Coast and Greater Boston area since 2008.