Celebrate the Summer Solstice with Solar
If you live in the Northern hemisphere, you might notice that the days are getting longer and longer as spring moves closer to summer. This effect is caused by the Earth’s North Pole slowly tilting toward the sun. When the North Pole reaches its maximum tilt, so to speak, we get the longest day of the year, also known as the Summer Solstice.
When is the summer solstice?
The Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year in terms of daylight and marks the first official day of the summer season. Depending on how the calendar shifts, it occurs between June 20-22. This year, it’s June 20th.
While most of us won’t celebrate the Summer Solstice outside of enjoying the sunny weather, there are still plenty of things to be happy about when it comes to longer days, specifically when it comes to renewable energy.
Summer solstice and renewable energy
As a trend, solar power is continuing to become more popular. Solar panels are becoming cheaper to produce, more people are using solar power for their homes and businesses than ever before, and the planet, as a whole, is slowly moving towards more clean, renewable sources of energy.
The Summer Solstice signifies the peak production months for solar energy, as the sun will be far more present in our skies until early to mid-fall. In fact, every day the Earth receives more solar power in one hour than we use in a full year. As solar technology becomes more efficient and widely available, it could potentially become the number one source of electricity on the planet.
Consider solar for your business
If your business is unobstructed by trees or other buildings and receives a fair amount of sunlight, consider going solar this summer. It’s one of the best ways you can reduce your carbon footprint, use less fossil fuels, and help fight climate change. And, some states even have rebates and tax breaks that solar providers can monetize on your behalf when you switch to one of the most plentiful renewable resources on Earth.
At IGS, we’re always looking for ways to help the planet and the communities where we live and work, which is why we’re proud to offer a suite of clean energy options.Take advantage of the sun and go solar today