Updated: Apr 28, 2020
Although we are a Denver based solar electricity company, solar energy is a worldwide movement with global implications. Here are ten great quotes about solar from politicians, activists and influencers around the world.
1. Thomas Edison
“We are like tenant farmers chopping down the fence around our house for fuel when we should be using Natures inexhaustible sources of energy – sun, wind and tide. … 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.”
2. Bonnie Rait
"Solar power is the last energy resource that isn't owned yet - nobody taxes the sun yet."
3. Thomas Massie
"My house is solar powered. I tell Republicans, 'You can hate the subsidies - I hate the subsidies, too - but you can't hate solar panels."
4. Lynn Jurich
"For every family in liberal San Francisco that went solar with SunRun in 2010, nearly eight families in more conservative Fresno made the switch to our solar power service."
"Solar power, wind power, the way forward is to collaborate with nature - it's the only way we are going to get to the other end of the 21st century."
6. Ramez Naam
"Solar power is going to be absolutely essential to meeting growing energy demands while staving off climate change."
7. Brad Schneider
"America is home to the best researchers, advanced manufacturers, and entrepreneurs in the world. There is no reason we cannot lead the planet in manufacturing solar panels and wind turbines, engineering the smart energy grid, and inspiring the next great companies that will be the titans of a new green energy economy."
8. Jim Inhofe
" Solar energy is bound to be in our future. There's a kind of inevitability about it."
9. Ted Turner
" Even if we didn't have greenhouse gases, were going to have to move away from fossil fuels, as we're going to run out. They're finite, whereas solar and wind are infinite."
10. George Porter
"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."
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