The United States is now home to more than 2 million solar installations. After 40 years of work to get to 1 million customers on board, the industry has doubled its growth in just the last 3 years. This impressive growth has reshaped energy conversation in America. It is believed by many that by the 2020’s, solar energy will be the dominate source of power. Early projections and forecasts have solar energy up to 3 million installations by 2021 and 4 million in 2023. In fact, by 2024, there will be on average one solar installation per minute.
Coal used to be one of our most reliable and dependable resource on the planet. However, recent research and technology has discovered that the use of coal causes illness and death. Global usage of coal coal causes 800,000 premature deaths each and every year. Even the process of coal mining and coal fueling of power stations can cause major environmental damage. Coal is the largest contributor to the human-made increase of CO2, totaling 40% just from that source.
49 years ago, the first ever Earth Day was implemented in a global effort to protect the environment. At the time, only around 3.5 billion people populated the earth. Today, more than 7 billion do! unfortunately, this increase in population has also lead to an increase in gas emissions as well. It’s time to be honest with ourselves and begin to realize that our world is in real danger. Each day, the earth suffers a little more from our careless ways and neglect toward the planet.
With so many home renovation and improvement projects on your list this spring, solar energy should definitely be one of them. Did you know it’s the perfect time of the year to install solar panels on your home or business? With the cold and dreary weather behind us, it’s the best time to consider solar energy. Solar energy comes with some serious benefits and incentives that will be gone at the end of 2019.
The talk of 2019 is how your business needs to go solar but do you truly know and understand the benefits of doing so? Solar energy for your business is no doubt a great decision. Not only will you provide long lasting and cost-effective energy for years to come, but you’ll also eliminate your electric bill and improve your bottom line instantly. Reducing your carbon footprint and not needing to worry about the constant increase in electric prices could very well be the best business decision you’ve ever made.