Solar power generation has emerged as one of the most rapidly growing renewable sources of electricity. Solar power generationhas several advantages over other forms of electricity generation: Reduced Dependence on Fossil Fuels. Solar energy production does not require fossil fuels and is therefore less dependent on this limited and expensive natural resource. Although there is variability in the amount and timing of sunlight over the day, season and year, a properly sized and configured system can be designed to be highly reliable while providing long term, fixed price electricity supply.