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Solar Power
Solar power is the conversion of sunlight into electricity, either directly using photovoltaics (PV), or indirectly using concentrated solar power (CSP). Concentrated solar power systems use lenses or mirrors and tracking systems to focus a large area of sunlight into a small beam. Photovoltaics convert light into electric current using the photoelectric effect.

Solar Power Statistics:
  • PV solar panels are highly reliable and have a lifespan between 30-40 years.
  • A home system could lower monthly electric bills as much as 30%. 
  • Advanced silicon PV solar panels generate the same amount of electricity over their lifetime (50 years) as nuclear fuel rods, without the hazardous waste.
  • Depending on the amount of sunlight a location receives throughout the year, a solar power plant requires 10% of the land area compared to a hydro reservoir.
  • One kW of power generated from solar panels prevents: 150lbs of coal from being mined, 300 lbs of CO2 from being emitted and 105 gallons of water from being consumed.
  • Wind is a form of solar power that's created by the uneven heating of the earth's surface.

If you are interested in researching the installation of solar panels, visit Solar Power Discount and review the details of the partnership between TXU Energy and SolarCity.