Protect the environment with solar!
Each home or business that switches to solar power is making a difference in our pollution levels. According to studies, the average household emits approximately 20 metric tons of carbon pollution each year. That can be reduced to 3 to 4 by installing a solar power system.
Most of the electricity in America comes from electrical generation facilities that burn fossil fuels, such as coal and natural gas which add some amount of pollution into the atmosphere.
Environmental impact over 25 years of an average system of a typical household (4kW):
Lifetime production 101,399 kWh
Example of you carbon foot print impact:
BARRELS OF OIL OFFSET BY YOUR SYSTEM: 206 Barrels
The average American uses 12 barrels of oil each year. You can also equate the solar energy your solar power system will save over its lifetime to equivalent barrels of oil as a measure of environmental benefit.
CARS IMPACT, LIFETIME: 180,034 Miles – 15.50 vehicles off the road
You can compare the amount of pollution generated by driving a car to that prevented by using solar electricity as another measure of the environmental benefits of solar.
EQUIVALENT NUMBER OF MATURE TREES PLANTED: 345 Trees
Trees remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and are one of two major CO2 ‘sinks’ (the other is oceans) that have helped to maintain the balance of CO2 in the atmosphere throughout the course of time. Many environmentalists advocate tree planting as a way to offset CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. Using solar electricity can be equated to planting trees in terms of atmospheric CO2 reductions.