What does installing solar panels have to do with national security?
We are completely dependent on fossil fuel – especially imported fossil fuel. And we invest billions of dollars protecting our oil interests abroad. We’re talking about troops, contractors, military escorts, and countless other resources – paid for with American tax dollars.
Much of this oil comes from our biggest allies – like Canada. But a lot of our imported fuel comes from unstable countries, many of whom really dislike the United States of America.
These countries become wealthier while we become more dependent. The OPEC embargoes of the 1970s were stark reminders of how crippling this dependence can become.
How Installing Solar Panels Helps Make America More Secure
By installing solar panels, we’re able to reduce this reliance on fossil fuel (in general) and imported fuel (in particular).
As more homes and businesses throughout the country go solar, this allows us to:
- Keep our money in the US
- Bring our troops home
- Protect ourselves from future embargoes
In short, our country becomes safer and more secure.
We don’t have to rely on fossil fuel imports since we’re able to generate our own clean and free electricity right here in the good ol’ US of A. As an added benefit, going solar also helps to create local green jobs that can’t be outsourced. This makes our economy stronger (and safer).
Go Solar in San Diego and Become an American Hero
If you install solar panels on your commercial or residential property, there won’t be a lot of fanfare. Don’t expect confetti or tickertape parades. They won’t name any streets in your honor.
But rest assured, you will be an American hero. You’re helping to make our country stronger, better, and more sustainable. And remember that you also benefit tremendously. Going solar helps you save money, and it makes your community cleaner and greener.
In other words, installing solar panels is a win for the system owner and for the country as a whole. And if you want to get technical, it’s also a major victory for the entire planet since the environment improves ever so slightly.
Ready to join the Justice League and make the world a better place? Contact us today for a free solar consultation. You pay absolutely nothing for this complimentary service.
Over the past few weeks, we’ve explored a range of financial, environmental, and security reasons to go solar in San Diego. 9 reasons to be exact.
But in many ways, #10 is our favorite. Going solar allows you to “stick it to the Man.”
But who is the Man?
We’ll give you a definition in just a moment. But first, a quick question.
What is the most profitable business in human history?
The answer is ExxonMobil, which earned a record $49.5 billion in 2008 (adjusted to 2012 USD). Do you know who holds the #2, #3, #4, and #5 slots for largest annual corporate earnings?
The answer again is ExxonMobil. And if you extend the list to include the top 30 most profitable companies of all time, it includes Shell, BP, Chevron, and Russian oil company, Gazprom.
These companies are “the Man” because they:
- Sell a product that is toxic to the environment, harmful to our bodies, and terrible for the planet – both in its extraction and consumption.
- Continue to externalize costs like clean up, waste management, and air pollution
They do these things and reap record profits year after year – while most economies around the world continue to suffer – environmentally and financially. And don’t get us started on monopolistic utility companies that should be leading the renewable energy charge but continue to resist switching away from fossil fuel.
If this doesn’t make you mad, we don’t know what will.
How Does Installing Solar Panels Stick It to the “Man?”
When you install solar panels on your residential or commercial property, you’re able to generate your own clean power – for free:
- Solar energy is affordable
- Solar energy saves you money
- Solar energy protects the environment
- Solar energy is powerful enough to fuel the world
Big Oil (i.e. Exxon Mobil) and small oil (i.e. SDG&E) will continue to fight against solar energy. And our attitude is, let them. Because believe it or not, we don’t need them as much as they need us.
Go Solar in San Diego Today and Tell Big Oil, “No Thanks”
Solar power makes homes, businesses, and entire communities truly energy independent. There’s really no reason to continue renting electricity when you can just create your own – for free.
If you’re ready to take the plunge, contact us today for a free solar quote. Our expert installation team will analyze your property and assess its solar potential. Within a matter of weeks, you could begin generating your own clean electricity and saving money in the process:
- No more Big Oil
- No more utility bills
- No more pollution
And this concludes our mini-series on the top 10 reasons to go solar in San Diego (for now). If you’d like to go back to reason #1, click here.
And if you’re ready to request your free solar quote today.