Friday is Solar Appreciation Day, which was created to build awareness of the many benefits of solar energy and its ability to help create more sustainable lifestyles and businesses.

Our sun has been shining for over four and a half billion years, however, we’ve only known about solar power since the 1830s, when Alexandre Becquerel discovered the photovoltaic effect.

In honor of this important day, we’ve listed below the main reasons why solar energy is one of our favorite sources of renewable energy.

#1: Solar energy does not produce any environmental or noise pollution and is one of the cleanest sources of energy

#2: The amount of solar energy that hits the earth each hour is enough to provide the energy needs of earth’s entire population for a full year

#3: You don’t have to purchase your solar panels upfront; rather, you can rent or finance them, which makes residential solar power more affordable for everyone. Additionally, thanks to community solar, you don’t necessarily have to install panels on your roof to go solar

  • Residential solar is an easy way to scale up local renewable energy production in a short amount of time, which is not only great for the environment, but it can also help you lower your electricity bills with clean, renewable power. Kiwi Energy has powered with SunPower by Venture Solar to provide qualifying Kiwi Energy customers access to flexible financing programs on the lease or purchase of a solar power system with little to no upfront costs. Visit to learn more about this offering

#4: Solar energy is the most abundant energy source on the planet, and until the sun fizzes out, solar power will continue to be a very reliable energy source

#5: The solar industry is one of the fastest growing job markets in the US

Solar power is an exciting, eco-friendly, and ever-expanding industry and we hope you intend to celebrate our changing solar landscape!