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The world as we know it is still heavily dependent on fossil fuels like coal and oil for energy production. Our lifestyles require a lot of electricity running through our homes, but fossil fuels are finite and will eventually run out. Sunshine, on the other hand, is plentiful and will not run out anytime soon.

There is a simple solution we can enact as individual homeowners to help combat this energy crisis – we can make the decision today to switch to a cleaner and smarter energy solution by using solar panels to power our homes. Here are some of the top ways solar energy is better for the environment.

The Power of The Sun

As previously stated, fossil fuels will eventually run out. These resources are already scarce, which is why you see an increase in their prices.

The sun, however, is a free and abundant source of electricity. In a single day, the amount of sunlight that hits the United States is more than 2,500 times the entire country’s energy usage [1].  We have the power to liberate ourselves from dependence of fossil fuels and switch to a much ampler source for our electricity needs.

Advances in Technology

As technology continues to improve, solar panels are becoming more and more accessible to homeowners everywhere. Not only are panels able to pick up more energy and power homes in different areas of the country, the price of solar is continually decreasing and is more affordable than ever.

Local and federal governments are acknowledging the environmental benefits of solar and helping American citizens further by offering a variety of national and local incentives. As it becomes more evident that renewables are the way of the future, it’s becoming a no-brainer to switch to solar.

Reducing Our Footprint

Perhaps the most important reason to switch to renewable energy is to reduce our carbon footprint. Carbon emissions are a big culprit when discussing the reasons for climate change, which is perhaps are world’s biggest problem right now. If we do not drastically change the way we live in the next few years, we can cause irreversible damage.

Solar panels, unlike fossil fuels, give off virtually no carbon emissions unlike fossil fuels. Electricity productions is currently the second largest contributor of greenhouse gas emissions, making up for 27.5% of our total [2]. By switching to renewable energy, we can significantly reduce our carbon footprint and move towards a cleaner tomorrow.

Rising Electricity Costs

Another reason why millions of homeowners have made the switch to solar power is because of its financial benefits. Solar provides price-protected power and consistent energy bills, unlike the fluctuating prices of traditional power. In fact, traditional power will continue to rise drastically – and by 2050 the U.S Energy Information Administration projects prices to increase by roughly 125% [3].

Momentum Solar

At Momentum Solar, we care deeply about the environment and want to help homeowners nationwide make the switch to cleaner, price-protected power. By providing communities with solar energy, we strongly believe we can help make the world a better place.

Our solar specialists are there to walk you through the entire process, from initial site assessment all the way through installation and energization. On top of fantastic customer service, we offer competitive solar financing options suitable for a wide range of families and situations.

For a free consultation, visit our website at momentumsolar.com or call us at 1 (888) MOMENTUM.

[1] https://www.businessinsider.com/this-is-the-potential-of-solar-power-2015-9

[2] https://www.epa.gov/ghgemissions/sources-greenhouse-gas-emissions

[3] https://www.eia.gov/outlooks/aeo/data/browser/#/?id=8-AEO2019&region=0-0&cases=ref2019&start=2019&end=2050&f=A&linechart=~~~~~~~~~~~~ref2019-d111618a.66-8-AEO2019&map=&ctype=linechart&chartindexed=1&sourcekey=0 

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