Why Solar is Important!

In the United States, 95% of all electricity is generated through the use of fossil and nuclear fuels; 50% from coal, 20% from natural gas, 20% from nuclear fission and 3% from petroleum.

This causes the following problems:

  • Emissions which contribute to global climate change and poor air quality
  • Price volatility created by global energy commodity market fluctuations
  • Depletion of fossil fuel reserves
  • National security risks associated with dependence on foreign fuel sources and acts of terrorism
  • National security risks associated with exporting vast amounts of capital, contributing more than half of our yearly total national trade deficit
  • General health and safety issues related to mining, transportation, processing, consumption and disposal of fuels and wastes

The world desperately needs energy solutions that address these problems. Renewable energy sources like solar, wind and geothermal offer attractive alternatives to conventional ‘dirty’ electricity generation.  Among today’s renewable energy choices, solar power has emerged as the market’s most viable option.  Here’s why:

  • Solar energy depends only on sunshine – and we have plenty of it in the US and around the world.
  • Solar panels can be installed almost anywhere – on your home or business roof or on the ground.
  • Solar panels are made from recyclable materials, such as aluminum, copper, steel, glass, and plastic. So it’s sustainable!

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