Quotes About Solar Power: 50 Picks to Light Up Your Life

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Are you searching for a few fantastic quotes about solar power to inspire your renewable energy journey? With words from musicians, entrepreneurs, and political figures, we’ve hand-picked the ultimate list of solar power quotes that’ll have you itching to plop a renewable energy project on your land.

Although the UK still relies heavily on oil and natural gas, an incredible 40% of the country’s energy came from renewables in 2022. And this comes as no surprise to us.

With net-zero targets for 2050 looming on the horizon, the UK is slowly moving towards using more wind, solar, hydroelectric, and landfill gas sources. As of July 2023, there are an impressive 1,353,261 solar installations in the UK that offer a total of 15.2 GW of solar capacity.

We still have a long way to go to reach the Climate Change Committee’s goal of 85GW of solar by 2050. But we may just get there with more landowners and homeowners jumping on the solar train. Now, let’s get to the best quotes about solar that inspire you to embrace renewable energy with newfound enthusiasm.

01

Stephanie Mills

“The sun is the only safe nuclear reactor, positioned as it is some ninety-three million miles away.”

02

Elon Musk

“You could power the entire United States with about 150 to 200 square kilometres of solar panels, the entire United States.”

03

Bonnie Raitt

“Solar power is the last energy resource that isn’t owned yet – nobody taxes the sun yet.”

04

Nick Kelly

“The whole idea of the solar project is to do something useful and replace dirty energy with clean energy.”

05

David Bellamy

“Solar power, wind power, the way forward is to collaborate with nature, not to make war on it.”

06

Elon Musk

“I think people should have the freedom to choose whether they want solar or not, but they don’t have the freedom to prevent their neighbour from choosing solar.”

07

Thomas Edison

“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.”

08

Richard Branson

“I’ve been very passionate about renewable energy for many years, particularly solar energy and its capacity to bring abundant clean, sustainable energy to millions around the globe.”

09

Rajendra Pachauri

“The long-term potential of solar energy is incredible.”

10

David Suzuki

“Renewable energy – solar, wind, geothermal, hydroelectric, and tidal – is the future.”

11

Sarah Golden

“Solar is now so cheap that it competes with coal and natural gas in some markets.”

12

Ray Kurzweil

“We only have to capture 1/10,000th of the solar energy landing on earth to completely satisfy all our energy needs.”

Aerial view of solar panels on a farm

01

Lydia Loizides

“The sun has never been hotter, and neither has solar power as an investment.”

02

Elon Musk

“Soon, solar energy will be so cheap that it will out-compete all other forms of electricity production, except perhaps hydroelectricity.”

03

David Suzuki

“Solar panels last about 30 years, which means one installation can provide carbon-free energy for decades”

04

Ramez Naam

“Solar power is going to be absolutely essential to meeting growing energy demands while staving off climate change.”

05

Ramez Naam

“With solar, it’s a one-time capital cost. There’s no ongoing fuel cost.”

06

Ralph Nader

“The cost of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.”

07

Bernie Sanders

“There are significant economic and environmental benefits to switching to solar energy. For instance, installing a solar panel can increase a home’s value while decreasing the amount of CO2 emissions.”

08

Frances Beinecke

“The sun provides a tremendous resource for generating clean and sustainable electricity without toxic pollution or global warming emissions.”

09

Elon Musk

“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.”

10

Alex McDonough

“The sun doesn’t send us a bill, and we don’t send the sun a check, but it is easy to take energy from the sun and turn it into electricity for all of our needs.”

11

Ken Salazar

“I think the future for solar energy is bright.”

12

Bernie Sanders

“If we are serious about moving toward energy independence in a cost-effective way, we should invest in solar energy. If we are serious about cutting air and water pollution and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, we should invest in solar energy.”

13

Bjork

“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.”

14

Martha Maeda

“Every 24 hours, enough sunlight touches the Earth to provide the energy for the entire planet for 24 years.”

Rows of solar panels

01

Peter Rive

“All energy is ultimately derived for the sun and harvesting it directly through solar power seems to be the best way to transition to renewable energy.”

02

Andrew Blake

“There is no shortage of solar and wind energy … and prices are rapidly falling. We can build a clean energy future at a modest cost if we want to.”

03

Jim Inhofe

“Solar energy is bound to be in our future. There’s a kind of inevitability about it.”

04

Mark Ruffalo

“Today, wind is the cheapest energy in America; solar is not far behind. In time, fossil fuels will only get more and more expensive.”

05

Elon Musk

“A utility can handle up to 20% of production from solar and that helps the grid because it produces electricity when needed. Solar power peaks in the middle of the day and that’s also when air conditioning is running and businesses are operating, so power production matches usage.”

06

J. D. Hayworth

“Solar power is clean, renewable and cost-effective, but it also needs time to develop.”

07

Donald Bren

“It’s my view that solar energy may be the ultimate solution for energy for most of the world. I believe, based on what little I know about it, that there is a possibility of a breakthrough.”

08

Julie Franz

“The holy grail … is being able to store solar energy for use when the sun isn’t out.”

09

Ted Turner

“Even if we didn’t have greenhouse gases, we’re 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.”

11

Michio Kaku

“What do oil company executives, vampires and NASA bureaucrats all have in common? They fear solar energy.”

12

Gabrielle Giffords

“Like the space program, solar is an idea that can shape our nation in significant and positive ways.”

13

Elizabeth May

“Once you got a solar panel on a roof, energy is free. Once we convert our entire electricity grid to green and renewable energy, the cost of living goes down.”

14

Bill McKibben

“There is an urgent need to stop subsidising the fossil fuel industry, dramatically reduce wasted energy, and significantly shift our power supplies from oil, coal, and natural gas to wind, solar, geothermal, and other renewable energy sources.”

Rows of solar panels

01

Bill Parker

“Our climate is very conducive to solar energy. There’s a lot to be gained from harnessing passive solar potential and using the sun to heat our water and our homes.”

02

Mike Williams

“With the cost of energy constantly on the rise, going solar gives you the ability to control rising energy costs and creates positive PR from choosing to go green at your operation.”

03

Sean White

“Solar power is a safe form of nuclear energy. We are using fusion reactions that are 93 million miles away to make light that we then convert to electricity with photovoltaic modules.”

04

Julie Franz

“In California, solar power is booming: The state leads the nation in solar production, and for a brief period on March 11, California pulled nearly 40 percent of its electricity from the sun.”

05

Margareta Wolf

“The use of solar energy offers huge potential for natural resource and climate protection, and for the expansion of renewable energies on the road to a future-oriented energy supply.”

06

Susannah Locke

“The sun–that power plant in the sky–bathes Earth in ample energy to fulfil all the world’s power needs many times over. It doesn’t give off carbon dioxide emissions. It won’t run out. And it’s free.”

07

Jim Ollhoff

“Another big advantage of solar power is that the power source is free. While oil must be drilled, and coal and uranium must be mined, the source for solar power is simply sunlight. And unlike fossil fuels, the costs of solar energy never rise.”

08

Isabel Thomas

“Solar power is environmentally friendly, available everywhere, and versatile. It is also, currently, the most expensive form of renewable energy–but costs are coming down and the energy source itself is free.”

09

Jim Ollhof

“A breakdown in a solar energy plant might mean a broken mirror. A breakdown in a nuclear plant could mean a major disaster.”

10

Rik Degunther

“It’s encouraging to know that you’re doing your fair share to mitigate global warming. It’s comforting to know your future is more secure. And let’s face it: Solar power is cool.”

Rows of solar panels

As you can see from these wise quotes about solar power, this renewable source of energy is an excellent alternative to the overuse of fossil fuels. So, if you’re looking to learn more about getting solar panels on your land, contact the team at Lumify Energy. We’d be more than happy to run you through your options for hosting projects and boosting rental income from leasing your land for commercial projects.

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