After my post yesterday, I was reminded of one of the questions we get about whether or not solar electric systems work in the US. What we hear a lot is, “I don’t know if my city/ state/ place gets enough sunlight”.

The truth is all of the USA gets more than enough sunlight to make solar electricity. We have more than the best: Germany is home to about half of the solar electric systems in the world  (in comparison, the US has very little). This is true despite the fact that Germany has the solar potential of a cloudy northern state like Maine (Maine, no offense).

This has very little to do with whether solar works best there, and a lot to do with the political will in Germany to support the solar industry and some really cool companies, like Solon, who took initiative. Sungevity is all about taking initiative to get the solar revolution started here…movies might take us some time but we have this blog…

Posted by Danny Kennedy

Danny Kennedy co-founded Sungevity and now serves as strategic advisor. He is an internationally recognized opinion leader on climate and energy issues. He is the author of Rooftop Revolution: How Solar Power Can Save Our Economy - and Planet - from Dirty Energy (2012), a book that has been described as the clean energy manifesto for the next greatest generation.