Earth Day is a movement dedicated to supporting and cultivating sustainable practices, making it easier to protect our environment and combat climate change. Since it was created in 1970, billions of people across the world have embraced April 22 as a way to place these important environmental issues onto the world stage, including the future of renewable energy. Despite a change in priorities over in Washington, there are plenty of reasons why we should all be excited for the future of solar energy—and other green technologies—and what they have to offer.
Environmental Benefits of Solar Energy
In the United States, most of our electricity is generated by coal and natural gas, which can be both harmful and quite costly. By contrast, solar energy is essentially free, abundant, and reduces greenhouse gases—making a favorable impact on the planet. If there was a way to gather all of the sun’s energy shining all over Earth for only an hour, we would have enough electricity to power the planet for a year!
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Are Decreased by Use of Solar Energy
When we burn fossil fuels it emits greenhouse gases, which can lead to climate change as well as higher temperatures, which both contribute to severe health and environmental problems. More solar energy would reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and lower greenhouse gas emissions. In New Jersey, using a rooftop solar system is the equivalent to planting 97 trees a year.
The Use of Solar Energy Can Reduce Cardiovascular and Respiratory Health Issues
Solar energy produces very few air pollutants. If solar adoption became more widespread, it could significantly reduce many health problems that originate from nitrous oxides, sulfur dioxide, and particulate matter emissions. According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), solar power could result in fewer chronic bronchitis cases, as well as multiple respiratory and cardiovascular problems.
Contact Us for Solar Panel Installation in New Jersey
Are you interested in transitioning to solar panels? Our New Jersey solar installation specialists can teach you how to take care of your solar panels, as well as the benefits of consistent clean energy. In fact, with the long-term financial savings, your system pays for itself in a short amount of time. Solar power also increases the value of your home, so what are you waiting for?
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