Saturday, October 13, 2012

Sundial Solar Power Developers Helping Jackson Become Greener

Solar power is currently the fastest growing form of energy in the world. The use of solar energy is increasing two-fold. There’s a black-owned, Jackson-based business, Sundial Solar Power Developers, which is introducing its solar panel systems within the state of Mississippi.

Willie Shirley, co-owner of the company, said Sundial Solar Power Developers, analyzes, designs, and installs solar systems residentially and commercially.

Shirley said the solar market is growing because of the significant savings consumers can see on their electric bills.

The solar panel works by converting light from the sun into electricity. The collection of solar cells spread over a large area on the panel to provide enough energy to be useful. The more light that hits a cell, the more electricity it produces..

“The use of solar panels is picking up in the city of Jackson and in the state. Sundial Solar installed solar panels for Central Mississippi Health Services on Robinson Road Extension earlier this year,” Shirley said. “I’m sure more homeowners and businsesses will be interested in solar panels to save on their electric bills.”

Shirley went before the Jackson Public School Board recently to propose use of solar panels on every school in the district.

“The cost of solar panels fell 50 percent in 2011, making it more affordable to the consumer,” Shirley said.

Solar energy has proven to be a practical and economical solution to cutting costs on energy bills. More cities across our country are opting for the use of solar to save money and to make our country greener.

Hopefully our state and city leaders will think seriously about using solar energy on a statewide level.


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