How you will be helping the environment
Solar PV rooftop system provides renewable and sustainable production of electricity.By installing a rooftop solar plant you will help the environment by reducing the carbon emissions caused by other ways of generating electricity that rely on burning fossil fuels.
Lets consider how a 3KW solar rooftop system will help the environment. 3KW solar plant will offset:
- 180,000 lbs of CO2 (greenhouse gas)
- 300,000 miles driven in an average car (at 12,000 Miles a Year)
- Protects our air quality, equal to planting 1.5 acres of trees
- Prevents more than 90,000 lbs of fossil fuel from being burned
To meet our electricity demands we constantly burn the natural resources by burning up coal and drilling for oil. While we burn these resources most of us ignore the biggest natural reservoir of energy – The Sun. By using sun to meet our energy demand we improve the health of our planet and also conserve the little natural resources we are left with.
The Cost of Harvesting Resources
Not only the amount of natural resources we use to produce electricity is a concern but also a bigger concern is the harmful gases and waste materials that we produce as a by product of our electricity.
Many trees are cut down, that impacts our carbon dioxide levels. We are constantly exhaling CO2, without trees to absorb it and in turn release Oxygen, we humans a animals are at risk. Our solar rooftop systems can together offset CO2 that is equivalent to planting acres of fully mature trees. Solar plants also curbs the need to clear land for mining so that natural greenery can be maintained to absorb CO2 and release fresh oxygen into our atmosphere.
Better than Other “Sustainable” Forms of Energy
Coal and oil may be the most popular natural resources used to generate electricity, but they’re not the only ones. For years, we’ve dammed rivers for hydro-power, and we’ve erected windmills and wind turbines to harvest wind energy. However, while they help conserve, they’re not the most environmentally-friendly forms of energy.
The production of dams and wind turbines still affects the environment. By damming rivers and building wind turbines, we change that ecosystem and all the animals in it. Animals living in that area–fish and birds for example–now have to adapt to those changes. When we install solar on your building, we are simply taking up space that is already being used.