The sunlight that falls on the Earth in just one hour could provide a full year’s energy for every single living human being. Energy to generate electricity, power cars, heat and pump water, light homes and workplaces, and run appliances. Solar energy is clean energy. In addition to not releasing emissions into the atmosphere, it reduces the need for other forms of energy which do – everything from drilling for, pumping, refining and transporting – and shipping it from foreign countries – to generating electricity by burning fossil fuels. Best of all, in addition to saving the environment, solar energy can save significant sums of money too.