"The demand for solar in the United Sates is at an all time high.  In the first quarter of 2012, developers installed 85% more solar panels compared to the first quarter last year.  Total installations may reach 3,300 megawatts this year - putting this country on track to be the fourth largest solar market in the world."  www.energy.gov

"Nellis Air Force base in Nevada saves $83,000 a month thanks to their 14MW solar array" www.renewableenergyworld.com

"Save The World - It's no secret that solar energy is the way to a more sustainable future.  Solar panels can produce 1 kW solar energy unit to replace the equivalent of burning 170 pounds of coal and 300 pounds of carbon dioxide."  www.greenbuildingelements.com 

"According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the percentage of installed solar energy grew 418% from 2010 to 2014, more than quadrupling capacity in only four years"  www.renewableenergyworld.com

"Solar energy is the most abundant energy resource on earth - 173 terawatts of solar energy strikes the Earth continuously.  That's more than 10,000 times the worlds total energy use."  ​www.energy.gov

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The average Return on Investment for a solar panel system is about 7 years.  With low interest rate financing available, home owners can begin saving on their electrical costs quickly while investing against future rising energy costs.

Many Americans are taking advantage of the 30% Personal Tax Credit they will receive installing solar PV (Photovoltaics) on their homes.  This credit is set to expire in 2016, smart consumers are taking advantage of this incentive while it's available.

"NRG, CPS Energy's proposed partner for nuclear expansion, is part of a group that has committed to building a 92 MW solar plant in New Mexico, about 10 miles from El Paso, Texas.  El Paso Electric has announced an agreement to buy power from the plant."  Texas Solar Energy Society

"One year's worth of solar energy on one acre of land in West Texas equals the energy of 800 barrels of oil.  Texas has more solar energy potential than any other U.S. state."  Texas Solar Energy Society