From the massive hurricanes, earthquake in Mexico and the Great American Solar Eclipse, we’ve witnessed the power, beauty and magnitude of Mother Nature in a short span of time.
Another event, called an X-class solar flare, fits right in with the trend.
A powerful sun explosion fired off the sun last week, the most intense flare recorded in more than a decade, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The waves were so strong, they took out high-frequency radios and caused blackouts and loss of contact for some communication systems 93 million miles away from Earth.
Flares occur on the sun’s surface when its magnetic fields twist and reconnect to the surface, pushing energy outward into space.
The sun’s capabilities and power are hard to grasp, but undeniable. The sun’s core can reach more than 27 million degrees. The sun is in a state of nuclear fusion as hydrogen atoms compress and fuse into one to create helium. This process creates huge amounts of energy, too.
Luckily, here on Earth, we can harness the sun’s energy to power our homes, businesses and heat our water supplies for a variety of home uses. There are a lot of possibilities — and we are just beginning to unlock the full potential.
We continually discover new technologies that make solar solutions more efficient, less expensive, lighter and more accessible. There’s truly been no better time than now to make the switch because costs have come down. In addition, the savings you’ll enjoy will more than cover your current costs, so you can feel good about financing your new solar install.
Aztec Solar is also proud to offer its 2nd Best Price Match Guarantee. Here’s how it works: If you’re quoted a price you do not like, let us give you our consultation for the same work and we’ll beat the price. It’s that simple.
If you are wondering about the best ways to harness the sun’s energy at your home or business, be sure to download our Solar Buyers Guide today!