Solar power is energy from the sun that is converted into thermal or electrical energy. Solar energy is the cleanest and most abundant renewable energy source available, and the U.S. has some of the richest solar resources in the world. Solar technologies can harness this energy for a variety of uses, including generating electricity, providing light or a comfortable interior environment, and heating water for domestic, commercial, or industrial use.
Photovoltaic panels generate electricity directly from sunlight through an electronic process and can be used to power anything, from small electronics such as calculators and road signs to homes and large commercial businesses. UKA specializes in installing solar power plants across the United States.
There are more than 81 gigawatts of solar installations in the U.S., which is enough to power more than 15.7 million homes. Over the last decade, the solar market in the United States has grown at an average rate of 48 percent each year. There are more than 2.3 million individual solar installations in the U.S., ranging from small home rooftop systems to large utility-scale systems that add hundreds of megawatts of clean electricity to the power grid.