I’m a huge fan of great quotes (or, quotations, as my high school English teacher would emphasize they should be called). Obviously, I’m also a huge fan of solar power. So, a collection of awesome solar quotes is right up my alley. I’m going to share some awesome ones below, but I’ll first discuss what I think you’re really here for — information regarding the other type of solar quotes, solar power cost and savings quotes.
Regarding financial solar quotes, the key is to get quotes from numerous solar installers in your area. Basically, that’s where Cost of Solar comes in (yep, that’s us). We’ve got guys working their butts off to connect you with the installer in your area that will get you the best freakin’ solar deal you could dream of. And we try to make the process as simple as possible for you. You drop some info about your house into the short boxes that pop up on our home page (link above), and we get solar quotes from solar installers in your region. Pretty simple. Try it out.
Since there isn’t really much more to say about that, let’s move on to some awesome solar quotes (err… quotations) from famous people and organizations of today and yesteryear.
This first one is in the footer of our website, and I use it quite often, so I think you can probably tell it’s one of our favorites:
“I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don’t have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that.” Thomas Edison, 1931
For a modern-day one, this one from the solar advocacy organization Vote Solar is about as good as it gets:
“When there’s a huge solar energy spill, it’s just called a ‘nice day’ ” Vote Solar billboard, 2012
And here are a few more I love:
“The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.” Ralph Nader
“I have no doubt that we will be successful in harnessing the sun’s energy. If sunbeams were weapons of war, we would have had solar energy centuries ago.” George Porter, Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry, 1967
“On cloudy days I just want to raise my arm up, stand on my toes, and screw a light bulb into the sky. Don’t worry, my light bulb is energy efficient—it runs on solar power.” Jarod Kintz, This is the best book I’ve ever written, and it still sucks (This isn’t really my best book), 2012
“Texas has the potential to be a MASSIVE solar market. To put it into perspective, the sunshine that falls on Texas each month has more energy than all of the oil that has ever been pumped out of this state. If you think oil made Texas great, just wait till you see what they do with solar.” Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), 2011
“Rush Limbaugh says that the solar industry doesn’t even exist. So I would to take this opportunity to set him straight: The Solar Foundation’s jobs census released just today shows that we employ more than 100,000 Americans. And no industry in the country is growing faster than solar.” Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), 2011
“It’s really kind of cool to have solar panels on your roof.” Bill Gates
Those are the coolest solar quotes I can think of right now. Have any more you’d like to add?
Update: More solar quotes here: Solar Quotes, Part 2.