Debunking Solar Myths


As traditional electricity costs continue to rise, families across the nation are considering the idea of solar energy.

And why wouldn’t they? The price of solar has fallen 67 percent over the last five years. In fact, it is estimated that a new solar project was installed every 84 seconds in 2016. Still, despite this incredible momentum, just one to two percent of the electricity generated in the U.S. today comes from the sun.

Our TradePartner, SunPower, is working to educate the pubic about the benefits of solar, this Thursday, June 15th they will host a satellite media tour with radio and TV stations from across the country, right from our Barrington community in Brentwood.

“We want to debunk some of the common myths and misconceptions about solar energy,” say SunPower’s solar energy expert Whitney Torres. “There are many advantages and advancements of home solar power systems that not only ensure reliabilty, but enjoy long-term savings. So, this will be a great opportunity to learn more.”

Whitney said the media event will help consumers learn the right questions to ask, what to expect during the installation process and how to find a trusted solar company.

“What’s most exciting is that there are communities like TRI Pointe Homes that are at the forefront of providing solar options for their residents, so that is a great place to begin,” Whitney added, noting that TRI Pointe Homes’ community in Brentwood is designed to offset 90 to 95 percent of the home’s energy use.

Click here on  FACEBOOK and TWITTERfollow us on Thursday and learn about solar energy advancements, benefits, costs and so much more! In addition, SunPower will feature live behind-the-scenes video clips of the media tour on their social media channels, too. So follow along on their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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