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
Most of the electricity generated in the U.S. comes from fossil fuels like coal and natural gas, which are expensive and harmful to the environment. By contract, solar energy is free, abundant, and reduces greenhouse gases—making a favorable impact on the planet. If we could somehow capture all of the sun’s energy shining on Earth for only an hour, we would have enough electricity to power the entire planet for a year!
Solar Energy Decreases Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Greenhouse gases, which are produced when fossil fuels are burned, lead to rising temperatures and climate change, which both contribute to serious environmental and public health issues. 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.
Solar Energy Reduces Respiratory and Cardio Health Issues
Solar energy results in very few air pollutants. If solar adoption became more widespread, it would significantly reduce nitrous oxides, sulfur dioxide, and particulate matter emissions, all of which can cause health problems. According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), solar power could result in fewer chronic bronchitis cases, respiratory and cardiovascular problems, and lost workdays related to health issues.
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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