8 Surprising Facts About Solar Power | NowThis

Yes, solar power still works when the sun isn’t out — and 7 more facts that might surprise you about this renewable energy source.
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In US news and current events today, NowThis News is exploring the facts and misconceptions around solar energy. If you’re considering solar panels for home installation you might be wondering is solar power worth it? This is what you need to know about solar panel systems.

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27 Comments

  1. Michael Chrisman on July 20, 2020 at 1:47 pm

    Watch Colin Flaherty videos. 100sof black on white hate crimes that the .media ignores.

  2. Michael Douglas on July 20, 2020 at 1:49 pm

    I’ve been off-grid for a year. My only source of power is solar power. Not by choice though as the country I’m in don’t have enough power to go around. Frequent power cuts is just a normal way of living. Thank goodness for solar power as it is now my major source of power.

  3. silverpairaducks on July 20, 2020 at 1:51 pm

    Nikola Tesla!!!!!

  4. K T on July 20, 2020 at 1:52 pm

    Nice business model. Lol have clueless untrained workers wonder around on your roof installing thousands of dollars worth of solar equipment. Lmao

  5. Being Myself on July 20, 2020 at 1:53 pm

    Why aren’t the fossil fuel companies advocating for solar if solar uses so much diesel and gas? We all know they only care for profits, not environment. Enlighten me.

  6. Steve Johnson on July 20, 2020 at 1:56 pm

    Too bad about the scam solar companies that knock on our door. One company wanted signature on a 30-year contract, without presenting the contract for us to read first. Plonk!

  7. DRE 04 on July 20, 2020 at 1:59 pm

    Finally a story not about Trump

  8. Alex Arteaga on July 20, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    GRID Alternatives 💚

  9. Dr.KarMichael And Jones on July 20, 2020 at 2:02 pm

    Dude, this music is killing my buzz bro

  10. Sho Sugino on July 20, 2020 at 2:02 pm

    You seem to have left off the part where you need to get on the roof regularly to clean the panels so no Aunt Bertha, you can’t have solar. OH- and there’s the toxic chemicals like mercury, lead and many other serious toxins that no one takes as garbage that takes millions of years or longer to break down.

  11. Frank C. on July 20, 2020 at 2:03 pm

    Wish it was cheaper in my situation it didn’t make sense to get it and add another bill on top off my electric bill. Hopefully in the future as it becomes less expensive someone in congress will sign another bill

  12. Rodrigo Flores on July 20, 2020 at 2:04 pm

    Their needs to be a solar charged electric vehicle if it just sits in the sun

  13. mwjordan1990 on July 20, 2020 at 2:09 pm

    Yeah im not trusting crackhead carrie to work on anything around my house. Aside from maybe sweeping. Cant even wear a hard hat correctly.

  14. I’M FROM NEW YORK SON on July 20, 2020 at 2:14 pm

    I love solar power. I do understand what it wil do to our economy. But it’s something the states has to prepare for or not benefit from it

  15. Saeed Hossain on July 20, 2020 at 2:17 pm

    Factually accurate, just totally a sunrun commercial

  16. A-DaM Grubeer on July 20, 2020 at 2:17 pm

    Tax credits are gone this year in Rado

  17. Brian on July 20, 2020 at 2:19 pm

    Its interesting this only looks at residential application, when even if we installed solar to every home in the usa (some 165 million buildings) you would produce approximately 33% of current net generation (assuming average roof area from BLS, 7.5kW system with 22% efficency).

    That’s a lot of energy and that’s fantastic, but it also shows two things:

    1. Its nowhere near being the solution to the entire problem.

    2. The residential sector doesn’t consume the most energy, and we still need energy generation for other sectors that consumers may not directly contribute to.

    Lastly you’re comparing energy costs by your personal bill. Fine this is a small scale video for the average consumer and pretty much just a pitch for residential solar. No big issues, except when you start looking energy systems from a macro perspective and you’re having to take issues of intermittency into consideration at large scale production.

  18. Prophet YouTube on July 20, 2020 at 2:22 pm

    It’s VERY VERY VERY EXPENSIVE TO MAINTAIN, forgot that you @ssclowns!

  19. the dude on July 20, 2020 at 2:24 pm

    I find it ironic that the cheapest electric rates i have ever had are in areas with coal energy

  20. henry R. on July 20, 2020 at 2:24 pm

    After finding out solar panels are useless during a power failure to prevent live wires outside home i bought my own setup so if theres a blackout i still have pwr .

  21. houchi69 on July 20, 2020 at 2:26 pm

    "Our training is really good. They just throw you into it, and you learn on the fly"
    Those are two contradictory sentences.

  22. Jack Daniels on July 20, 2020 at 2:28 pm

    1:43 I heard Woody Woodpecker.

  23. Jin Wong on July 20, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    that was a weird laugh

  24. Dustin Caso on July 20, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    9. The lithium batteries required to store this “green energy” creates more of a pollutant than traditional fossil fuels.

  25. Michael Chrisman on July 20, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    I work for a company that builds wind and solar farms. A 70 turbine wind farm takes about 10 million gallons of diesel, 2 million gallons of gasoline and 300 tons of plastics to build.

  26. the dude on July 20, 2020 at 2:41 pm

    My 700sq foot apartment uses an average of 615KWh a month and can exceed 1000KWh in the winter.

  27. DRE 04 on July 20, 2020 at 2:42 pm

    Can solar actually power America why dont we tell China and other countries who pollute to go green America its the highest in pollution

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