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Published on February 9th, 2014 | by Guest Contributor

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Solar Quotes

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February 9th, 2014 by
 

From an article over Cost Of Solar* about both the type of solar quotes featured below as well as solar power cost and savings quotes, here’s some Sunday fun for you:

I’m a huge fan of great quotes (or, quotations, as my high school English teacher would emphasize they should be called). Obviously, I’m also a huge fan of solar power. So, a collection of awesome solar quotes is right up my alley.

This first one is in the footer of our website, and I use it quite often, so I think you can probably tell it’s one of our favorites:

“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.” Thomas Edison, 1931

For a modern-day one, this one from the solar advocacy organization Vote Solar is about as good as it gets:

“When there’s a huge solar energy spill, it’s just called a ‘nice day’ ”Vote Solar billboard, 2012

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And here are a few more I love:

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

“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.” George Porter, Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry, 1967.

“On cloudy days I just want to raise my arm up, stand on my toes, and screw a light bulb into the sky. Don’t worry, my light bulb is energy efficient—it runs on solar power.” Jarod Kintz, This is the best book I’ve ever written, and it still sucks (This isn’t really my best book), 2012

“Texas has the potential to be a MASSIVE solar market. To put it into perspective, the sunshine that falls on Texas each month has more energy than all of the oil that has ever been pumped out of this state.  If you think oil made Texas great, just wait till you see what they do with solar.” Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), 2011

“Rush Limbaugh says that the solar industry doesn’t even exist. So I would to take this opportunity to set him straight: The Solar Foundation’s jobs census released just today shows that we employ more than 100,000 Americans. And no industry in the country is growing faster than solar.” Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), 2011

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  • Tony Denzer

    Anybody wanting some context on the first quote (Edison) should check this out: http://solarhousehistory.com/blog/2013/2/28/edisons-famous-quote

  • Tomáš Hluska

    “The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.” Ralph Nader
    I
    guess it’s allusion to the water-run-cars etc. I bet they do not own
    water either. But they could own patents to solar panels if they wanted
    (just to put it into right perspective).

    “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.” George
    Porter, Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry, 1967.
    Actually, already the
    old Greeks or Romans (I think Greeks) used solar power to destroy
    enemy’s navy. Unfortunately I do not remember who was it.

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