Going Solar 101 – 2: Environmental Benefits of Going Solar

Going Solar 101-Serious About Sustainability

Solar Energy unlocks tons of benefits for the property owner who chooses to adopt it, in this portion of the series we’ll cover 3 reasons that people are going solar, in the tone of our previous post, we’ll start with the Environmental Benefits.

Going Solar takes a strain off nature’s ecosystems.

Solar Energy is not dependent on water flow to run, so no dams have to be built meaning no surrounding ecosystems have to be destroyed.

Solar reduces pollution by offsetting gas emissions.

Traditional power plants burn fossil fuels releasing large amounts of CO2, Methane and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, which ultimately result in climate change and pollution. Solar is a simple alternative that offsets these emissions exponentially by producing 100% clean renewable energy.

Solar doesn’t use as many finite resources than other sources.

Fossil Fuels such as Coal, Petroleum, and Natural Gas, still account for roughly 85% of the world’s primary energy sources. However, these are finite resources, in other words they will eventually run out. The sun isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, and it will keep on generating power for as long as we’re around, by leveraging it we help the planet, keep our kids healthy, and save money.

The environment will always be our primary concern, but the benefits of solar go beyond carbon offsetting, there is a strong financial component that property owners should be aware of which we will share with you in the next post.