solar facts

The consumption of non-renewable sources like oil, gas and coal is increasing at an alarming rate. The time has finally come to look after some other renewable sources of energy i.e. solar, wind and geothermal energy. Although many countries have started utilizing solar energy extensively but still they have to go a long way to exploit this energy to fulfill their daily demand for energy. Here are few facts on solar energy that can help you assess the potential of solar energy to meet global requirements.

By 2050, solar power will be the
world’s largest source of electricity.

Housing accounts for 17% of secondary energy use in Canada and 16% of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions.

The average home produces 7.42 metric tons of
CO2 per year and only 1.41 after going solar.

The average Ontario home uses
roughly 9,600 kWh’s per year.

A 10 kW south facing system can produce
over 12,000+ kWhs per year.

Solar panels will protect the roof from the
harsh and degrading UV rays of the sun.

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