WAYS SOLAR POSITIVELY IMPACTS THE ENVIRONMENT
Save Money and the Environment
There are many motivations for adding solar to your home or business. As electricity costs continue to increase, especially with longer and hotter summers predicted as our climate continues to warm, making the switch to solar is the best way for you to lock in decades of predictable energy costs. But the environmental impact of adding solar is just as compelling.
If you’re considering adding solar to your home or business, don’t just stop at the dollars. It’s also important to consider the following ECO-FRIENDLY ADVANTAGES.
SOLAR REDUCES WATER POLLUTION
This one is a little less obvious, but certainly one of the biggest environmental advantages of solar. Solar power also works during a drought or heat wave. Coal and natural gas use large amounts of water for cooling. During heat waves or severe droughts, as we’ve experienced in recent years, electricity generation is at risk.
But solar power systems do not require water to generate electricity. With solar energy, there’s almost no risk to local water resources, nor does their operation strain local supplies by competing with agriculture, drinking systems, and other vital water needs.
SOLAR REDUCES STRAIN ON FINITE RESOURCES
Global population will continue to grow, but our Earth only has a finite amount of oil, coal, and natural gas to give up. The sun is Earth’s most abundant energy source, producing a staggering 173,000 terawatts of solar energy every second! That's more than 10,000 times the world's total combined energy use and it’s available again and again.
In contrast, fossil fuels are dirty and totally non-renewable. At some point, they will simply be gone, or the cost of finding and extracting them will be way too expensive for our strained population.
If we don’t change, the resulting damage to our environment and strain to our financial infrastructure may simply be unrepairable. Going solar is the best way to hedge against the reality of dwindling resources.
Going solar is like saving the planet and keeping the change. In fact, it’s pretty much the only home improvement investment that will have an immediate and measurable impact on the environment while putting money back into your pocket from the moment it’s activated.