- from Sun
Count to 60. By the time you’re done, Earth will have soaked up enough sunlight to meet the world’s energy needs for an entire year!
Unfortunately, few people take advantage of this incredible energy source to power their homes or offices.
One problem is cost. Although solar equipment generates power at about the same price as the electric company, installing solar panels and other gear can be complex and expensive, with costs starting at $10,000. Weather is another problem. Cloudy or snowy days make it hard to generate electricity.
Nevertheless, many consumers want clean energy from a renewable source. Unlike the Sun, energy sources such as oil and coal cause pollution and will one day give out.