Renewable energy is critical not only for lowering electricity bills but also for mitigating climate change and promoting sustainable development. However, access to solar energy is not equitable for all people. 

Solar power is produced by a surface that collects energy, which is typically a solar panel system, as well as a method of converting the captured energy into heat or electricity. 

When the sun shines all day and there are no clouds in the sky, the solar panels may be able to generate more energy than you will need. Any excess energy from your buildings is exported to the electric grid, reducing the need for electricity generated by your utility and lowering pollution from your local power plant.