WHY BEING ENERGY INDEPENDENCE IS IMPORTANT.
The best thing about sunlight is that no one has any monopoly on it so it is freely available to everyone. This is important because the prices of fossil fuels can change drastically whereas the fuel for solar power is a free and a reliable source of energy.
Once a person decides to have solar panels installed, he acquires a constant supply of energy which is independent of any human actions or policies. Also, the maximum amount of energy needed is during daytime and that is when the panels produce the most energy.