The Importance of Renewable Energy Taking Hold in New Construction

Trends in new construction point to the increased use of solar of panels, allowing buildings to be self-powered. The term is “net-zero-energy” construction. When the team from FURRION approached Majority Builders to design their new Office and Innovation Center in Elkhart, Indiana, they specified that Photovoltaic Solar Panels fill the roof space and as a result, Furrion’s new building is energy self-sufficient. Solar panels are silent, require little maintenance and have become more efficient with the costs significantly decreasing in recent years. The panels were installed by Jefferson Electric

Solar power generation in the U.S. has quintupled over the last five years. The U.S. Energy Information Agency projects solar to grow by another 13 percent in 2018. With this year’s new tax bill, renewable energy will still receive tax credits for solar, wind and geothermal.

Photovoltaic Solar Panels are the leading renewable energy technology for buildings. The future is at hand.

To understand how PV Panels work, check out this video on YouTube: