Solar energy is great for the planet
Converting your home or business to be powered by solar energy is the biggest personal change you can make to fight global warming. A little detail into the environmental impact of solar… Approximately 67% of electricity in the US is generated by burning fossil fuels, according to the US Energy Information Administration. Fossil fuels are the leading cause of climate change. Generating electric power causes over a third of all greenhouse gas emissions in the United States (source: Environmental Protection Agency). Reducing the electricity we draw from the grid means reducing carbon emissions. That means cleaner air, water and soil for your family, community and generations to come.
Your Solar System makes a real difference…
How big an impact do your solar panels have on the environment? Consider that solar panels have a life of at least 30 years (many from the 1950’s are still in operation,) so once we install your solar system, the environmental benefits will last for decades.
Ways to imagine the environmental impact that an average, 5 kW, solar power system on your home can have on the planet.
- 5000 pounds of carbon dioxide eliminated every year!
- Over the lifetime of the system: 150,000 pounds of carbon dioxide eliminated.
- Equivalent to planting and nurturing over 3000 trees.