Solar energy is something that could move the US past its reliance on fossil fuels. In some parts of the country, the sun is beaming nearly all year round. I remember a few years ago, however, the government invested in a solar company and the initiative was a complete failure. I’ll look at the feasibility of solar usage in the US and how we can all get involved.
My audience are citizens, homeowners, and green energy advocates.
Source 1: Department of Energy on Solar; This will provide me a basic understanding of solar usage in the US.
Source 2: Why Solyndra failed; the Obama administration received a lot of slack for its failed investment in the solar energy company. This will tell me why it failed.
Source 3: Solar power boom; This article details solar energy at a more personal level. It discusses the US increase in solar usage and why homeowners are putting up solar panels.
Source 4: How Much energy solar panels produce; This article details the mathematics behind solar panel usage.