But the solar panels that generate that energy don't last forever. The industry standard lifespan is about 25 to 30 years, and that means that some panels installed at the beginning of the current boom will not take long to retire.
Solar technologies convert sunlight into electrical energy using photovoltaic (PV) panels or mirrors that concentrate solar radiation. This energy can be used to generate electricity or be stored in batteries or thermal storage.
The environmental benefit of solar energy: solar energy creates clean, renewable energy from the sun and benefits the environment. Alternatives to fossil fuels reduce carbon footprint at home and abroad, reducing greenhouse gases.