Solar Energy for Greener Living
Generating your own electricity by converting energy from the sun reduces your use of fossil fuels, thereby reducing your carbon footprint and the overall warming of the planet.
What are fossil fuels? Fossil fuels are fuels that are formed from anaerobic decomposition of organisms, which form into coal or oil. Fossil fuels are a limited resource, and produce greenhouse gases. While greenhouse gases, which include water vapor, methane, ozone, nitrous oxide, and carbon dioxide, are not inherently bad, too much of them can cause a sudden increase in the temperature of our planet–something we definitely want to avoid.
What is a “carbon footprint” and how can I reduce mine?
Your carbon footprint measures the total amount of greenhouse gases emitted as a result of your daily activities. From driving to work to running the air conditioner, every activity you do during the day that requires the use of energy contributes to your carbon footprint.
Solar panels are an impactful way to reduce your consumption of fossil fuels, minimizing the addition of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, and thus reducing your carbon footprint.
On average, a single residential solar power system offsets offset 250,000 pounds of CO2 – a top contributor to global warming.