What are the environmental benefits to solar power?

Traditional electricity generation

Electricity is a secondary source of energy; that is, it requires another source of energy (a ‘primary’ source) to create it. Traditionally, the primary sources used to create electricity have been non-renewable: natural gas, coal, oil, and nuclear power. These sources of generation are used in the vast majority of our nation’s electricity production.

Electricity generation and carbon emissions

The process of generating electricity through the burning of fossil fuels (coal, oil, and natural gas) is the single largest contributor to carbon emissions in the United States, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases have been linked to global warming and associated health and environmental issues.

Solar power generation

Solar panels use the energy of the sun, a renewable resource, to generate electricity. By generating their own clean solar power energy, homeowners offset electricity that would otherwise have been generated using traditional means. This allows homeowners who have a solar panel installation to make a positive impact on the environment every single day which benefits the environment.

A typical solar power system for a home in a 3 bedroom, 4 person household will offset nearly 150,000 pounds of carbon during its first 20 years of operation. That’s the equivalent of saving over 10,000 gallons of gasoline.

Generating safe, renewable electricity using the power of the sun helps combat global warming while reducing dependence on fossil fuels.

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What Clients Say

We had several solar companies give us a proposal for solar on our home but none of them were as informative as Jon! We felt so comfortable with him and his professionalism there was no question who to go with.

- Robert and Julie Harrison

Ron was helpful every step of the way. We were skeptical at first but he made us feel comfortable with his soft spoken way! We are not only excited about saving money with our new system (we got a new furnace and ductwork to go with our solar panels) but we made a friend.

- Greg and Sheri Goodman

Wife and I were really taken by surprise when we saw how much we would save on our electric bill by going solar. The whole house fan was a great addition to the system!

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