The Cost of Solar Power to Electric Companies

by Alex Elder

Solar panels have long been touted as a simple source of renewable energy. The have even become widely available to average energy consumers; a homeowner can simply attach solar panels to their roof and gain access to solar power energy. Utilization of solar panels has increased greatly over the past several years, with one rooftop solar system being installed every four minutes in 2013 (Than 2013). However, despite the availability of solar panels and their ease of use, some people have raised concerns about their impact on the energy market. Continue reading