Top 10 Facts About Solar Power

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Americans are shifting to solar power 
like never before.  
Even more people would make the solar switch if they knew that harnessing the power of the sun is now more affordable than ever.
That may be one of the energy industry's best kept secrets, in part because fossil fuel and utility interests are spending big money to perpetuate outdated myths about solar.
We're getting the word out with our new report,  
Solar Power on the Rise, and Solar Revolution infographic.
Help shine a light on solar's success by tweeting these illuminating facts from our analysis. You can also share all 10 of these solar facts on Facebook or Google+.
1. The US is now home to enough #solar to power 2.4 million homes: http://j.mp/1y9ZcH0
2. By 2017, rooftop #solar could be as cheap as electricity from the grid in more than half the states: http://twitpic.com/e9xhcc
3. 140,000: number of #solar jobs in the US: http://j.mp/1y9ZcH0
4. #Solar revolution: generating electricity with zero 
#globalwarming emissions: http://j.mp/1y9ZcH0
5. It's never been more affordable to go #solar 
at home: http://twitpic.com/e9xhfu
6. In at least 11 states, you don't need to own your home to share in benefits of #solar: http://j.mp/1y9ZcH0
7. $15 billion: #Solar industry's annual investment in US economy: http://j.mp/1y9ZcH0
8. Aloha! 1 in 10 utility customers on the Hawaiian island of Oahu has #solar: http://j.mp/1y9ZcH0
9. #Solar works, whether you live in California, Georgia, or Maine: http://j.mp/1y9ZcH0
10. 30K to 400K: Growth in number of American homes with rooftop #solar from 2006-2013: http://twitpic.com/e9xhib