Each hour, enough sunlight hits Earth to power the electricity needs of every person on the planet – for an entire year.
Needless to say, solar is pretty awesome. And if it were up to us at Sunline Energy, every rooftop in the world would be outfitted with solar panels – starting with San Diego, of course.
But it’s not up to us. Going solar is a personal decision. You must decide for yourself whether clean and free energy from the sun is preferable to expensive and dirty energy from the ground.
Fortunately, making the right decision is becoming easier and easier. But to speed things along, we’ve created a list of our Top 9 reasons to go solar.
Here we go.
1. Solar Is Good for the Environment (San Diego’s and the World’s)
Politicians are free to debate the exact causes, but 97% of climate scientists attribute global warming to human activity.
Our dependence on fossil fuel continues to release unprecedented amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere. And one of the best ways to combat this trend is to adopt renewable energy solutions like solar power – a technology that:
- doesn’t pollute
- preserves habitats (hello Tar Sands)
- never spills (hello BP)
When it comes to protecting the environment, solar is so vastly superior to oil, gas, and coal – there’s simply no comparison.
But the benefits continue….
2. Solar Is Good for Your Health
The burning of fossil fuel isn’t simply bad for the environment. It’s also bad for our bodies. From asthma to cardiovascular complications to bronchitis, the effects of fossil fuel pollution on our health is well documented.
But let’s talk numbers.
According to the National Academy of Sciences, health care costs from oil, gas, and coal pollution approach $120 billion a year in the US alone.
Do you know how many San Diego solar installations you could finance with an extra $120 billion? Roughly 12 million. Enough so that every single person in San Diego County – from Carlsbad to Encinitas to Lemon Grove – could receive 4 solar installations each.
The point is, as long as we’re dependent on fossil fuel, we’ll continue paying money to make ourselves sick… so we can pay even more money in medical fees.
Does any of this make sense to you? It doesn’t really add up for us either.
Solar offers a way out of the madness. But the benefits continue….
3. Solar Saves You Money
Grid electricity is expensive, and it will only become more so with time. If you live in San Diego, you already know this.
But by installing solar panels on your property, you can protect yourself from these rising utility prices. With a large enough San Diego solar installation, it’s possible to derive 100% of your electricity from a power source that remains consistently free.
Need More Reasons to Go Solar in San Diego?
For many San Diego residents, protecting the environment, improving their health, and saving money are all motivation enough to go solar. But we’re only 33% through our Top 9 reasons why San Diego homeowners and businesses should embrace solar technology.
Stay tuned for the next installment in this 3-part series.
In the meantime, if you’re interested in exploring your solar options, contact us today for a free, no-obligation quote.