Solar Quotes, Part 2


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On the other hand, you might be here to read some solar quotes of the other kind, namely quotations about solar energy, in which case we can send you away with some great material. We previously published a page of solar quotes that has been fairly popular, so that’s a great place to start, and then come on back here and read on.


In our meme-friendly social media world, quotations from famous or influential figures seem to pull a lot of weight with people, which is only fair, considering that so many of us look to those who have either gone before us or appear to be far ahead of us for inspiration. And while the internet can be rife with misquotes, improperly attributed quotes, and straight-up fabricated quotes, that doesn’t seem to phase too many people or stop them from passing the quotes around, regardless of their origin. We don’t have any intention of putting words in anybody’s mouths about solar energy, so we’ve tried to weed out the obvious nonsense and stuck to solar quotes both old and new that we can stand behind.

“We have this handy fusion reactor in the sky called the sun, you don’t have to do anything, it just works. It shows up every day.” – Elon Musk, CEO Tesla Motors

“Solar is cost effective right now. When you consider the cost to our health from air pollution, solar is just as competitive as any other energy source.” – Thomas P. Kay

“Because we are now running out of gas and oil, we must prepare quickly for a third change, to strict conservation and to the use of … permanent renewable energy sources, like solar power.” – Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the United States

“I think the future for solar energy is bright.” – Ken Salazar, former US Secretary of the Interior

“The primary means of energy generation is going to solar. It will at least be a plurality, and probably be a slight majority in the long term.” – Elon Musk

“The sunlight … that strikes Earth’s land surface in two hours is equivalent to total human energy use in a year. While much of that sunlight becomes heat, solar energy is also responsible for the energy embodied in wind, hydro, wave, and biomass, each with the potential to be harnessed for human use. Only a small portion of that enormous daily, renewable flux of energy will ever be needed by humanity.” – Christopher Flavin, former president of Worldwatch Institute

“You could power the entire United States with about 150 to 200 square kilometers of solar panels, the entire United States. Take a corner of Utah… there’s not much going on there, I’ve been there. There’s not even radio stations.” – Elon Musk (with apologies to Utahns)

“Homeowners want solar power. It’s cost-effective. We invented a business model that makes it really easy for consumers to switch to solar – and that’s solar-as-a-service.” – Lynn Jurich, CEO SunRun

“You don’t even need a roof to adopt clean energy today, and the paybacks are higher than ever – both for the environment and financially.” – Paul Spencer, CO Environmental Coalition founder (Referring to community solar)

“What do oil company executives, vampires and NASA bureaucrats all have in common? They fear solar energy.” – Dr. Michio Kaku, futurist, theoretical physicist

“We live in a world bathed in 5,000 times more energy than we consume as a species in the year, in the form of solar energy.” – Peter Diamandis, engineer, physician, entrepreneur, founder and chairman of X Prize Foundation

“If you take a nuclear plant, and you took its current output, and you compared that to just taking solar panels and putting solar panels on the area used by the nuclear power plant — because these typically have a big keep-out zone, you know of about 5 kilometers or thereabouts, where building houses and dense office or housing space… usually people don’t want to do that near a nuclear power plant. So, there’s quite a big keep-out zone, and when you factor the keep-out zone into account, the solar panels put on that area would typically generate more power than that nuclear power plant.” – Elon Musk

“The sun provides more energy in one hour than all humanity uses, in all forms, in a single year. Sunlight can provide us with its own resolution to our energy problems. The only transformation required is for humanity to reduce, or end, consumption of stored solar (as fossil fuels) and, in its place, use freely available ‘fresh’ solar.” – David S. Findley, author of Solar Power for Your Home

Now that we’ve filled up your brain with solar quotes, let us give you an actual solar quote so you can learn how much you might save by going solar!

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July 10, 2015

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