Traditionally, electricity has been produced from burning natural gas and coal. The combustion of these sources produce carbon dioxide (CO2) and other harmful emissions that contribute to global warming and air pollution. Global warming leads to a host of different problems including a declining animal population and a planet with a higher propensity for natural disasters like hurricanes, floods, and droughts.
The single largest source of CO2 emissions is the generation of electricity.
Clean Renewable Energy
Clean renewable energy sources are virtually unlimited and produce very little negative impact on the environment. These sources include solar, water, and wind. Every hour, the sun drops more than enough energy to power the entire globe. And it will continue to do this daily. We should take advantage of this clean and bountiful energy source.
Equivalents of Having Solar
With a typical 4 kW residential solar power system, you can expect to offset nearly 200,000 pounds of CO2 over 25 years. That level of offset emissions is equal to planting about 2,316 trees. It’s also equal to avoiding driving 208,166. Larger residential solar power systems can save even more, offsetting 178 tons of carbon dioxide over a period of 30 years. That’s equal to conserving 6.7 Olympic-sized swimming pools of water, planting 10 football fields of trees, and not driving 390,300 miles.
As a business, with solar systems that range in megawatts (1 megawatt=1000 kW), the benefit that you provide to the environment becomes even more astonishing.