Environmental Benefits

Why Solar: Environmental Impact

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, energy-related carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) account for more than 80% of our nation’s greenhouse gases.

    Although electricity is a modern-day necessity, power production methods that rely on fossil fuels cause harm to our environment. Solar power is a clean and efficient renewable energy alternative. Photovoltaic systems generate solar electricity by turning photons from the sun into usable energy, without causing the release of carbon dioxide.

Carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide are greenhouse gases (GHGs) and among the multiple pollutants that contribute to global warming and its associated health problems.

Conserve Our Natural Resources

Solar energy helps avoid other problems associated with fossil fuel power plants. In addition to harming the air, natural gas and oil electricity generation affects local waterways. Natural-gas boiler and combined-cycle systems, and oil power plants require water for steam production and cooling. They release wastewater into nearby waterways harming fish and plants. When oil is burned in power plants, any residues that are not completely burned can accumulate, forming a source of solid waste that must be disposed of. Additionally, soot, a form of particulate matter, stains and damages stone and other materials, including culturally important objects such as monuments and statues. Smog contributes to visibility problems.

Build an Image as a “Green” Business

Solar photovoltaic systems benefit not only their owners, but also those in the community as well. For companies, “going green” it is an excellent way to demonstrate a commitment to corporate social responsibility. Investing in solar power tells your employees, partners, clients and the public that your company intends to be a lasting presence that has a positive effect on our society and environment. It will signal that you care about the health of our environment and its impact not only on our lives, but also on the lives of our children and generations to come.

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