Earth Day 2018 – The Solar ContributionApril 19, 2018
Earth Day is Sunday, April 22 this year. How are you going to contribute to the world’s largest environmental movement? Will you do your part to reduce, reuse, and/or recycle plastic at work, home, or school in order to end the growing plastic pollution in our oceans and landfills? Or maybe you will choose to carpool, take public transit or, better yet, bike to work more often to reduce the carbon emissions that add to your personal carbon footprint? There are a million big and small things every single person can do within their home, school, neighborhood, or work environment to limit their effects on the environment. The solar community is proud to contribute to this environmental movement year after year.
More than 1 billion people and 195 countries now recognize and participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world. The mission is to diversify, educate, and activate the environmental movement worldwide. How, then, does SunPower by BlueSel do its part to help our clients celebrate this event? Here are just a few of the statistics on solar powered homes that are helping to reduce dependency on foreign fuels, and decrease the overall carbon footprint of humans.
- Harnessing the sun’s energy to power solar cells located on the roof of homes in our area means that our clients are using a clean, renewable energy source.
- Solar power is pollution-free and often noise-free, as there are no moving parts within the panelling.
- Generating electricity with solar panels produces no greenhouse gasses whatsoever. Traditional energy sources produce harmful carbon dioxide and methane emissions from fossil fuels such as coal and natural gas, and are leading contributors to global warming and decreased air quality.
- Solar panels installed across the United States on homes, businesses, in cars, and elsewhere is expected to offset as much as 16.8 million metric tons of carbon dioxide per year!
- One of the larger benefits of solar energy is that it results in very few air pollutants. An analysis and report by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) found that widespread solar adoption would significantly reduce nitrous oxide, sulfur dioxide, and particulate matter emissions, all of which can cause respiratory issues and other health problems.
If you are looking for a way to take action this Earth Day, consider taking one of the “action steps” on the Earth Day website. Or, if you are considering going solar at your home, call SunPower by BlueSel at 781-281-8130 to set up an appointment to see if your home is a good candidate for solar panelling.