Saving the Planet with Solar Power
Here’s a scary statistic to consider: though the United States makes up only 5% of the earth’s total population, it uses 25% of all global resources.
Let that sink in for a moment.
It’s not just oil, either—of which we consume 19+ barrels of per day. Coal plants alone are the number one source of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, and coal continues to account for 39% of Americans’ electric energy consumption. Each coal plant in existence produces nearly 3.5 million tons of CO2 per year.
How does this affect us? Well, humans who live in areas with high levels of air pollution are 20% more likely to die of lung cancer. The oil we’re spilling into the ocean (1 million gallons, to be exact) is killing wildlife. And it’s a known fact that greenhouse gases cause global warming. Since 1990, emissions rose 11%. How much more will they rise in the next 25 years?
You’re probably spending more than $100 per month on your energy bill, right? In 2013, the average residential monthly electric bill was $110.21. Simple energy—most people spend approximately 7% of their annual income on it!
But there’s another way. Solar.
It’s time we start to work in reverse, to save our planet by calling on a plethora of renewable energy resources. The best one of all? The sun!
If you think one person can’t make an impact, think again. Converting to solar reduces our global dependence on fossil fuels. It powers our homes with clean, sustainable energy from an energy source that is there day after day. Over the course of 20 years, a solar home can save $20,000 on energy expenses. And every three minutes, someone is making the switch by saying yes to solar.
Are you next? Let’s make a difference together with solar! Visit See.Solar to find the right solar solution for your home.