October Is National Energy Awareness Month
In honor of National Energy Awareness Month, Momentum Solar, the nation’s fastest-growing privately held solar company, is doing its part to educate homeowners on the importance of going solar. Many homeowners are not aware of the negative impact their current energy sources are having on the environment. The company’s mission revolves around highlighting the environmental and financial benefits that solar panels can provide homeowners and business owners alike. Besides a lower utility bill, implementing a solar energy solution can provide a host of benefits, including a significant reduction of brown energy.
Brown energy is generated from the combustion of conventional fossil fuels, such as oil or coal, and broadly refers to all nonrenewable energy, including nuclear. These resources are the single greatest source of pollution in the U.S., causing large amounts of greenhouse gas emissions and a big contributor to climate change. Green energy refers to electricity produced by renewable sources like solar and wind. With green energy, homeowners and businesses can take advantage of the abundant power that can be found naturally without having to rely on dirty fossil fuels.
“Our goal is to help preserve the planet one home at a time, and that means making the effort to educate homeowners and business owners about the difference between green and brown energy,” explained Momentum Solar’s CEO Arthur Souritzidis. “When consumers realize that over 87% of the electricity generated in the U.S. is from brown energy, they become more motivated to make positive changes in their homes with alternative energy solutions. Solar poweris converted into clean energy with zero byproduct and no pollution. People are eager to get on board with solar once they understand its year-round savings to their wallet, benefits to home value, and the positive environmental impact.”
New Jersey is one of the friendliest states when it comes to green energy, and is the fourth largest state in terms of solar power adoption with over 260,000 homes using it to eliminate brown energy. While many consumers equate recycling or driving a hybrid car with the best personal contribution for maximum impact on climate change, “going solar is the single most effective approach homeowners can use to reduce their carbon footprint,” added Souritzidis.
Momentum Solar has installed educational kiosks in a Shop Rite supermarket, Menlo Park Mall, and at various networking events in the Garden State to teach consumers about the benefits of clean energy. “We are looking to help New Jersey through clean energy education and want them to understand how accessible it is to homeowners and business owners,” said Souritzidis. “We are installing panels on over 100 New Jersey homes each month, which is a good indication of how eager homeowners are to do their part as green lifestyle ambassadors while remaining responsible consumers.” Momentum Solar installs 40 megawatts (MW) of clean energy annually, which is the equivalent of reducing the brown energy produced from over 35 million pounds of coal.
Other suggestions for homeowners to reduce their carbon footprint:
- Enlist a professional to conduct a home energy audit and identify energy waste, especially in difficult-to-access areas like crawl spaces and attics.
- Caulk and weather strip gaps and cracks in window seals to reduce drafts and lower the amount of heat used
- Regularly replace air filters on HVAC units or use an air filter whistle to be reminded when filters are clogged.
- Always unplug gadgets and small appliance chargers.
- Open curtains during the day to allow the sun to warm your house; close shades at night to help keep in the heat.
About Momentum Solar
Founded in 2009, Momentum Solar is the fastest growing privately held solar energy company in the nation. Headquartered in Metuchen, NJ, Momentum Solar is committed to making solar energy affordable and accessible for homeowners and business owners, enabling them to produce their own sustainable energy. Momentum customers enjoy consistent savings on their energy bills and the knowledge that they are doing their part to reduce carbon emissions from fossil fuels. Momentum Solar manages the entire customer life-cycle from the initial sale to design, permitting, installation and activation of each system. Momentum Solar currently operates in New Jersey and will soon expand into Long Island, New York.