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You’ve seen the panels on roofs and wind turbines on hilltops, but how well do you know renewable energy? Put your knowledge to the test to find out just how powerful it can be. You might be surprised by what you discover.

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Which of the following accounts for the most energy use in a home?
That’s right!

Heating or cooling your house represents nearly half of all energy consumed at home. Ensuring you have adequate insulation and fixing leaks help you save big on your energy bills and shrink your carbon footprint.

That's not it.

Heating and air conditioning represent nearly half of all energy consumed at home. Ensuring you have adequate insulation and fixing leaks help you save big on your energy bills and shrink your carbon footprint.

Which renewable energy source provides the most energy in the US?
You got it!

There are now over 45,000 wind turbines producing clean electricity in the United States, powering an estimated 15 million American homes.

Actually, it is wind.

There are now over 45,000 wind turbines producing clean electricity in the United States, powering an estimated 15 million American homes.

Which energy source releases the most climate-altering carbon pollution?
That’s right, coal!

Coal is especially damaging to our planet, releasing 70% more carbon pollution than natural gas for every unit of energy produced. In contrast, rooftop solar panels do not generate any pollution.

Coal.

The worst energy source for our climate is coal, releasing 70% more carbon pollution than natural gas for every unit of energy produced. In contrast, rooftop solar panels do not generate any pollution.

If I install solar panels, will I still have electricity when the sun isn’t shining?
Yes, you are correct!

Most residential homes are attached to the grid, allowing users to draw energy at night.

Yes, it can!

Residential homes are usually attached to the grid, and can also use battery storage which allows users to draw energy at night.

How often are solar panels installed in the US?
That's right!

Every 4 minutes. By 2016, it’s estimated that a solar panel will be installed every minute and a half.

Faster than that.

Every 4 minutes. By 2016, it’s estimated that a solar panel will be installed every minute and a half.

How much more does a home with solar sell for compared to a non-solar home?
You got it!

According to a 2011 study from the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, homes with solar (3 KW system) sell for $17,000 more than non-solar homes.

17,000

According to a 2011 study from the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, homes with solar (3 KW system) sell for $17,000 more than non-solar homes.

How much does the average American household cut its annual electricity costs by leasing solar panels?
Yes, $600!

Lease options now available in many states let homeowners install solar panels with zero up-front costs and savings on their energy bill every month thereafter.

$600 bucks

On average American households save $600 annually by leasing solar panels. Lease options now available in many states let homeowners install solar panels with zero up-front costs and savings on their energy bill every month thereafter.

How does WWF support the use of solar and renewable energy?
You’re right!

WWF is working in many ways around the world to mobilize people to repower their cities, companies and homes with affordable renewable energy. As pollution from dirty electricity is warming our planet, raising coastal waters and pushing weather to extremes, WWF works hard to protect the species and places that you care so deeply about.

All of these.

Actually, WWF works here in the US and around the world to mobilize people to repower their cities, companies and homes with affordable renewable energy. As pollution from dirty electricity is warming our planet, raising coastal waters and pushing weather to extremes, WWF works hard to protect the species and places that you care so deeply about.

Where do solar panels work well?
All of the above is right!

You don’t need bright sunny days for solar to make sense. Maryland, New Jersey, Massachusetts and other states are right up there with California and Arizona as places with the most amount of solar energy available per person. Snowy conditions can actually help solar panels work better because sunlight reflects off of the snow.

All of the Above.

You don’t need bright sunny days for solar to make sense. Maryland, New Jersey, Massachusetts and other states are right up there with California and Arizona as places with the most amount of solar energy available per person. Snowy conditions can actually help solar panels work better because sunlight reflects off of the snow.

The first solar photovoltaic cell that converted enough sunlight into electricity to power devices was introduced in which decade?
Yes!

The first modern solar cell was created by AT&T Bell in 1954. One of the first uses for the technology was on early space satellites like Vanguard 1.

It was in the 1950s.

The first modern solar cell was created by AT&T Bell in 1954. One of the first uses for the technology was on early space satellites like Vanguard 1.

Do you already have solar panels on your home?
Well done Did you know that your solar panels are contagious? When homeowners install rooftop solar, odds are their neighbors will follow. And the more we talk about it, the sooner it will spread. So go out there and recruit your neighbors to help save the planet! Join our referral program to qualify for rewards and you’ll start earning for every homeowner you motivate to make the change to clean energy.

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Well done Want to take your renewable energy knowledge to the next level? Help save the planet – and some money – by going solar. Take the first, easy step by getting a quote to find out how much you can save by switching your home over to clean energy.

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Well done Even if you can’t put solar panels on your roof right now, you can help the planet by encouraging your family and friends that can! So go out there and recruit your neighbors to help save the planet. Join our referral program to qualify for rewards and you’ll start earning for every homeowner you motivate to make the change to clean energy.

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