Do you remember Clint Eastwood in The Good, the bad, and the ugly? Just reading this might put the theme song in your head. If not, you might be a millennial who knows the Stranger Things theme song instead, and that’s okay! But without a theme song this blog is about the good, the bad, and the ugly things about solar in today’s modern renewable energy world. So while we don’t live in a time with western shoot outs or creatures destroying our shopping malls, we do live with good, bad, and ugly things about solar. 

Let’s focus on the goodness that we receive from the largest ball of gas known to humanity, the sun. It started with our capabilities to use the sun to make fire, which helped humans cook, stay warm (during inclement weather) and make tools. The good thing about solar then is it helped guide us to other resourceful uses now. Notice solar has brought us to a new consumer market in renewable energy with solar panel systems. Take a look at our renewable energy patterns today in south Texas. In 2018, Texas was ranked as NO. 4 in the nation as solar created renewable energy at “994.21 MW in 2018”, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) website on Texas Solar. 

Solar is a renewable energy source that will never go away and the good thing about that is it is a free resource. You can use the sun’s power to power your home, good thing you can purchase solar equipment to get you there.