Solar Keeps Setting Incredible Records

April 29, 2021 3 min read

Solar Keeps Setting Incredible Records

 Solar products keep getting better and better. That's the case at GoSun, where our products don't compromise convenience or performance, they are simply better than the status quo. Just like how Tesla is a better car, people buy those  products because they are more efficient more useful and much better.

But it's not just GoSun that is riding the solar boom. Local solar companies are seeing records set as industry evolves during the pandemic.

Here's news from a local station in Sacramentoabout the incredible innovations happening in solar. 

One pandemic craze could actually be the medicine Mother Nature needs. People are so pumped to purchase solar panels, one company calls the solar boom “insane.”
Rachael Romine made the investment in solar panels after seeing she was paying hundreds more in utility bills with everyone home during the pandemic.
“With all of the kids on their devices and everyone home, and then summertime to boot. And I’m also back in school myself so, we had a lot of devices going,” said Romine.
She’s not the only one suddenly on board with solar. A recent report from the Solar Energy Industries Association and Wood Mackenzie shows installations jumped 43% in 2020, reaching a record 19.2 gigawatts of new capacity.
Solar Energy Partners in Turlock added 500 sales representatives and expanded into five other states to handle the uptick in business.
“Most people don’t know but 60% to 70% of your bill can be made up of just a few appliances,” said Phil Horton, president of Mr. Sunshine’s Solar.
Romine is ready to make more than a money-saving investment. She encourages others to invest in the environment.
“The more research we did, we realized we had the opportunity to lessen our carbon footprint and actually put more energy back into the grid which sounded good too. It’s time we realize that normal wasn’t working. We need to do something now and not just kick that can down the road and expect our kids to fix it,” said Romine.
California is among the top states for annual solar additions for the second year in a row. With a steady increase in customers, the cost of solar power has dropped more than 80% in the last decade.
 That's not the only good news. Thanks to advances in wind and solar technology, the industrial use of coal fell to record lows in 2020, and that industry is nowhere near bottom out.
Here's what electrek.co had to say about the impending doom of the coal industry.
Power from new wind and solar farms in 2020 (+315 TWh) helped force a record fall in global coal power (-346 TWh). But that happened because the pandemic slowed the world’s rising demand for electricity, according to a new report from London-based energy and climate research group Ember.

According to Ember:

Wind and solar now supply almost a tenth of global electricity, mirrored across many G20 countries, including India (9%), China (9.5%), Japan (10%), Brazil (11%), the US (12%), and Turkey (12%). Europe is leading the way, with Germany at 33% and the United Kingdom at 29%, giving confidence in how wind and solar can be quickly built and integrated into the electricity system.

The growth in wind and solar helped push coal power to a record fall of 4% (-346 TWh). However, models from the International Energy Agency show that coal power must fall by 14% every year to keep the world on track for 2050 net-zero emissions. As electricity demand growth picks up again, wind and solar will need to significantly accelerate to ensure that coal continues to fall.

 

GoSun and the Solar Future

To close things out, let's take one more look at GoSun.

So why are they better? Well, we cook without fuel smoke or fire, we keep food and drinks cold without ice, we charge your cell phone and laptop without grid or generator power, and we brew coffee in an all-in-one travel mug without a stove.

All this technology is ultra efficient and versatile so it runs on solar as well as being powered by lithium-ion 12-volt and AC power.

Our development team has the experience and know-how to get products to production quickly and our marketing team knows how to get ROI.

We have to figure out how to stop burning stuff. It's time to let the Sun be our primary source of energy on the planet. The solar boom has arrived.

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