Homeowners who choose solar solutions offset carbon dioxide emissions generated from traditional sources every single day. Generating safe, renewable electricity using the power of the sun helps combat global warming while reducing dependence on fossil fuels.
Traditional electricity generation
Electricity is a secondary source of energy; that is, it requires another source of energy (a ‘primary’ source) to create it. Traditionally, the primary sources used to create electricity have been non-renewable: natural gas, coal, oil, and nuclear power. These sources of generation are used in the vast majority of our nation’s electricity production.
The process of generating electricity through the burning of fossil fuels (coal, oil, and natural gas) is the single largest contributor to carbon emissions in the United States, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases have been linked to global warming and associated health and environmental issues.
Solar panels use the energy of the sun, a renewable resource, to generate electricity. By generating their own clean solar power energy, homeowners offset electricity that would otherwise have been generated using traditional means. This allows homeowners who have a solar panel installation to make a positive impact to the environment every single day; if the sun comes up, carbon dioxide is being offset!