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Celebrating Energy Independence in July

Posted on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 at 1:22 pm by Solar Energy USA

Independence Day is a national holiday marked by patriotic displays. Many of us will celebrate the holiday outdoors with friends and family, enjoying warmth and cheer from the sun. At Solar Energy USA we think there is nothing more patriotic than generating clean, renewable solar energy. Using solar power in the home and in the car decreases our reliance on foreign oil and saves money from day one!

Did you know that in 1954 Bell Labs pioneered the development of solar technology, creating solar panels able to provide enough power to support the telephone service to a 1950s farming family??


Fifty-nine years later we are powering all sorts of devices using modern solar cell technology that has built upon Bell Labs’ groundwork. Today we can harness solar energy via backpacks, calculators, rooftops, awnings and canopies, even cars and planes are being integrated with solar!

Solar power in the U.S. now exceeds 8,500 megawatts (MW), enough to power more than 1.3 million homes! 120,000 Americans are currently working in the U.S. solar industry (more than coal mining or steel & iron manufacturing).

Solar Energy USA is proud to celebrate Energy Independence all month long!

Ready to create a plan toward energy independence? Contact us today to schedule a free energy consultation and find out how much you can save with solar!