What Are The Benefits of Solar Energy?
Solar reduces your carbon footprint. A University of Berkeley study showed that a solar home has 80% lower carbon emissions than homes that use fossil fuels. The U.S. Energy Information Administrations found that solar homes in Connecticut have reduced emissions that equate to planting 150 trees/ per year.
- There is zero cost for energy production.
- Generate clean energy that you can use, store, or sell.
- Battery storage allows you to keep the lights on while the power is out.
Traditional electricity sources, such as natural gas, nuclear, and coal, require water consumption for cooling purposes. Using solar energy does not provide any strain on local water supplies. According to Climate Central, 38% of the United States freshwater goes to cooling in power generation.