Keeping our world green means taking active measures to reduce or eliminate fossil fuels and other non-renewable resources. Natural gas, nuclear, oil, coal—these traditional energy sources have proven bad for the environment, and on top of that, they’re getting more expensive every year. The effects of climate change and other pollution-related health issues is on the rise, and people globally are looking for solutions to use less energy and be more eco-friendly and sustainable. From the shoes they wear and who makes them, to the energy they use to turn on a light switch or watch TV, people are going green. And going solar is a big way that your home can reduce your carbon footprint and help our environment.
Solar is an Affordable Way to Help California’s Environment
Pollution continues to be an issue globally, and especially in California, where this sometimes-smoggy air even affects visibility. Our beaches, our shores, our natural wildlife, native trees and bushes—they’re all at risk. Solar protects it. The growing movement towards going solar at home is helping to drive positive environmental impact towards slowing the effects of climate change on our state.
Rooftop Solar Reduces Greenhouse Gas and CO2 Emissions
Solar energy generates clean energy only. It’s a 100% emissions-free form of energy, and it’s on the rise, especially in places that get a lot of sun. California is known for its sunny weather, and solar energy makes the most of this natural, renewable resource. As long as there is a sun in the sky, your solar energy system can generate energy. And with solar battery storage, you can even store those rays to use when the sun isn’t out. With the growing use of rooftop solar, we’re reducing our dependence on oil, natural gas and other forms of energy that contribute to global warming.
Empowering Electric Vehicles
Driving is one of the biggest contributors to pollution and going electric is becoming even more popular. With solar panels on your roof, you can charge your EV anytime you need with clean energy generated on your home and skip the gas station altogether. Save time, money and the planet.
Solar Saves Water
Generating clean solar energy is an emissions-free process that does not require water in any way. Water scarcity is part of life in California and other desert climates, so it feels good to know that going solar is helping to reduce the amount of water needed for traditional energy sources. Nuclear energy, for instance, uses massive amounts of water to cool generators, as well as to process, refine and transport fuel. Reducing the need for more of these kinds of energy reduces the strain on the use of this precious natural resource—water.
Simply Solar Can Help You Save Money and the Planet
We’ve spent the last decade helping customers like you go solar. At Simply Solar California, our passion is helping the environment, one rooftop at a time. Together, we will work with you and your budget to design the perfect, energy-saving system for your home and your needs. Give your journey to reducing your carbon footprint a big head start with rooftop solar. Get a free solar energy estimate here.