Solar energy is generated when sunlight strikes photovoltaic panels, generating electricity.
Solar energy made up 5 percent of total electricity generation in the United States at its early summertime peak in 2022.
In 2019, the average wholesale electricity price of solar was on average $36 per megawatt-hour.
Solar does not work at night, performs poorly in cloudy conditions and during winter months, and struggles in high temperatures.
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