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Feb 22

The Benefits of Solar Power (Infographic)

Posted in Environment and Sustainability | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar Power

Solar Power World Map Home Inspector Bill Barber recently created an excellent infographic that details how solar panels can power homes and help the environment at the same time. According to the infographic, “1 hour of Energy from the Sun = 1 Year of Power for the Global Population”. And as stated, solar power remains the 3rd most important renewable energy source after hydro and wind. Scroll down for the complete infographic, and leave your comments below.


  • Did you know? Fun facts.
  • Solar Energy: How does it work?
  • Where in the world is solar energy the greatest?
  • Top 5 Countries that have the highest installed capacity of Solar PV Power.
  • Should I go solar?
  • Top 10 Benefits of going solar.
  • A look at how much Solar Panels can save over time in the U.S.
  • The Experts’ View
  • References

Solar Power Infographic

Nice work Bill! A visually pleasing and informative way to learn about solar power. I was disappointed to learn that the potential for solar power here in Vancouver is not awesome, but I am optimistic that this technology will eventually have many positive global benefits. ~Alex Ramon

Bill Barber is Managing Director of 1st. In Place Home Inspections Inc. and is based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

What did you think of this infographic? Did you learn anything new?

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  • Thomas Carty

    Big fan of solar. … even here in Ireland where the sun is a stranger!

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