Even though Earth is located 90 million miles away, it only takes sunlight an average of 8 minutes and 20 seconds to travel to our planet’s surface.

Source: PHYS.org

Not only is the Vanguard 1 the first artificial Earth Satellite powered by solar, but it also remains the oldest man-made satellite still in orbit today.

Source: BBC.com

While solar panels operate more effectively in direct sunlight; even when covered by clouds photovoltaic panels are still able to generate power.

Source: SEIA.org

China produces the most solar energy annually, followed by Japan. The United States is the 4th largest producer of solar energy globally.

Source: Bizvibe.com

Absolutely! The Sun’s rays cover the whole surface of the Earth, making it the most widely abundant energy source available.

Source: ScientificAmerican.com

The Noor Complex located in the Sahara Desert is the largest solar power plant in the world, stretching just under 3 miles (1853 acres).

Source: OriginEnergy.com

California is the leader with solar installations in all of the US followed by North Carolina.

Source: CNBC.com