Go Green with Solar Energy!
The vast majority of the energy we use today is generated by burning fossil fuels such as oil, natural gas, and coal. In fact, fossil fuels are the source of more than 95% of the energy used in the United States each year. The widespread use of fossil fuels as a source for energy creates several pressing issues.
Fossil Fuels Pollute the Air and Cause Global Climate Change
Any time you burn something, you will always create two things: heat and smoke or fumes of some sort. Fossil fuels are no different. When fossil fuels are burned, they generate heat and release toxic fumes into the air, polluting our environment, and contributing to the increasing problem of global warming.
Fossil Fuels are Non-Renewable Natural Resources
This means that they are found in nature and cannot be artificially created, and they are being consumed at a much faster rate than nature can create them. In other words, there’s only so much oil, coal, etc. in the world, and eventually we are going to run out.
Dependence on Fossil Fuels Makes You Dependent on Whoever Controls the Supply
If you need something you don’t have, you are at the mercy of whoever has what you need. Here’s a perfect example. The United States consumes an astronomical amount of oil each year. Unfortunately, there is not enough oil in the United States to support our consumption, making it necessary for us to aquire oil from foreign sources. Since we need what they have, we become dependent on them to sustain ourselves. Have you seen the price of gas lately?
Solar energy on the other hand is a viable solution to all of these problems. It is clean, infinite, and readily available to everyone. When you go solar you are greatly reducing pollutants to our environment and combating global warming by using clean energy from the sun. In fact, a single 25 kw solar PV system has the equivalent environmental impact of giving up driving approximately 1.2 million miles, planting over 3,000 trees, and removing 900 tons of the toxic gas CO2 from our atmosphere! In addition to the environmental benefits, because solar energy is a renewable resource and sunlight is readily available to everyone, going solar helps to eliminate our dependence on foreign fossil fuels. These are just some of the many benefits of going solar. For more information on how going solar could benifit you contact us today, and speak with one of our specialized agents.