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Finally, it’s officially Summer! Today is the Summer Solstice and marks the official start to the sunny season. The word solstice comes from a combination of the Latin words “sun” and “to stand still.” The summer solstice is the day that the sun shines the longest in the Northern Hemisphere (including an awesome 24 hours of sunshine at the North Pole!).

For the new generation of solar energy producers, the Solstice marks much more than the start of summer but rather is a day that we can celebrate our greatest energy production.

Like the cultures that have always celebrated the Summer Solstice, let’s celebrate too. Let’s celebrate our march away from our dependence on fossil fuels, let’s celebrate a cheap way to produce energy, and yeah, let’s celebrate summer!

Happy Summer Solstice!

-Nat Smith

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.