Did you know that electricity production is the second-largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in the United States? When fossil fuels are burned to produce electricity, greenhouse gases—mainly carbon dioxide (CO2)—are released into the atmosphere. CO2 emissions cause global temperatures to rise and are a leading contributor to climate change.
To combat this, we need to embrace clean, renewable energy sources, like solar power. Solar panels have the potential to dramatically reduce carbon emissions and are one of the most important tools we have in the fight against climate change. By going solar at your Arizona home or business, you’ll be able to shrink your carbon footprint and contribute to a clean energy future while saving money on electricity costs.
Solar Energy Reduces Carbon Emissions
Solar panels generate electricity without burning fossil fuels. Instead, they generate clean, renewable energy from the sun and transform it into usable electricity. When you install solar panels at your home or business, you won’t have to purchase as much—if any—electricity from the grid, which generates most of its electricity by burning fossil fuels. Home and commercial solar panel systems lessen the demand for grid-generated electricity, reducing fossil fuel use and carbon emissions.
Exactly how much CO2 solar panels save varies from one solar system to another. But just one solar energy system can have an impact on carbon emissions, especially in Arizona where the abundance of sunlight allows us to generate impressive amounts of solar power all year round.
Solar Power Creates a Cleaner, Healthier Planet
Solar power is the cleanest renewable energy resource available to us. It has the potential to improve multiple facets of our environment and create a cleaner, healthier world. Some of the many environmental benefits of solar power include:
Reduced Greenhouse Gas & Carbon Emissions
Solar panels and solar battery storage lessen the demand for electricity generated by fossil fuels, leading to fewer carbon emissions.
Less Air Pollution
Burning fossil fuels creates numerous toxic air pollutants. Switching to solar helps prevent air pollution and associated health problems.
Less Water Pollution
Extracting, transporting, and burning fossil fuels often leads to water pollution. Solar energy helps keep our water sources cleaner and healthier.
Less Water Usage
Power plants use water for cooling purposes and consume trillions of gallons of water every year. Solar energy generation does not require water, reducing the strain on the world’s water supply.
Energy Solution Providers Can Help You Reduce Your Carbon Footprint With Solar Panels
Every solar panel system that’s installed brings us one step closer to a clean energy future. If you’re interested in reducing your carbon footprint with solar panels, Energy Solution Providers is the solar company for you. We can design a solar panel system that will help you meet your clean energy goals, reduce your electricity costs, and qualify you for solar incentives like the federal solar tax credit. Energy Solution Providers has more than 20 years of experience and is one of the leading solar installers in Arizona.
Start your clean energy journey today! Call 520-868-0700 or contact us to get a fast, free solar quote.