Solar companies have been around for decades at this point, yet a vast majority of energy still comes from fossil fuel production. A general distrust has surrounded alternative energy for years, some of it for good reasons. In the beginning, a lot of renewable energy “solutions” were poorly organized, and not actually as sustainable as people wanted it to be.
However, after over 2 decades of development, people still talk about solar power like its witchcraft. Why is there so much stigma?
One main explanation is that it’s a turn away from what people see as a stable norm. Solar power is an extreme turn that could, in a lot of people’s eyes, fail at any moment. But this expectation stems from a vital misunderstanding of how renewable energy has developed to work. Change is threatening to people, and refusal of it is a natural reaction. This is one reason input from solar energy users is so important. Sustainable energy is about generating whatever you can to supplement costs until you can come to rely on it, and a number of programs exist to ensure your power stays on.
Looking deeper into subsidization programs is a good start to finding out if solar companies could actually save you money. As the video goes deeper into, committing to solar can earn you a tax credit through a government sustainability initiative. This not only makes installation costs more affordable but gives options to save cities or neighborhoods money as a unit.