Solar Power Energy

Solar Power Energy: Good for the Wallet – Good for the World

We do a lot of talking when it comes to solar. Can you blame us? We’re excited. We’re passionate about what we do. We want to do good by our customers, and, quite frankly, the planet. If we can aide in minimizing the world’s population reliance on costly (literally and figuratively) fossil fuels, we look at that as a win-win situation.

As New Englanders, we’re often saddled with the burden of trying to “sell” to people who don’t like being sold to. We get it. We’re in the same boat, honestly. New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, heck the entire Northeast has made increased strides when it comes to solar panel installation adoption on homes and businesses. But, we need to continually work to improve on that line of growth. Take a look at the national ranks:

  • New Hampshire: 33rd
  • Vermont: 24th
  • Massachusetts: 7th

In terms of the country, the United States is currently 4th in the world in solar panel installations sitting behind Germany, Spain, and Japan respectively. We should feel good about that.

Let’s talk about another general solar stat as it relates to the United States.

  • The average solar panel size needed to power the average home is 600 square feet. In short, that’s not that much. It’s totally doable, and as affordable as solar panel arrays are these days, this is an attainable number if, as a human race, we’re in the same boat of trying to enable as much life out of the earth as we possibly can. Without Earth we have no home… (We know, it’s not easy to get everyone on the same page, but we can try, right?)

Here’s another mind-blowing line of thinking:

  • The amount of solar energy that hits the earth each year is 8.2 million quads. What does that mean? Allow us to go on…
  • Total quads currently used by the entire globe annually is 400. 400 quads. Guys, all we need to do is harness a fraction of this energy and our needs are served and the globe starts to breathe a sigh of sustained relief.

Let’s keep crunching:

Given the aforementioned numbers, consider the following…

  • The percent of the earth that would need to be covered with solar panels to POWER the entire globe is .0005%. Seriously. It’s not even a whole number. Not even close.

Back to a couple of general stats to round things out:

  • People that have currently adopted solar panels and have them installed as an operative piece of their property are saving 75 million barrels of oil annually. Thank you to all the fair citizens that have made this a reality.
  • Further, 35 million tonnes of carbon dioxide are saved from wreaking havoc on our ozone layer annually thanks to the solar power solutions that are in place. That, in turn, is at least proactively doing something about the global warming epidemic that we’ve been hearing and learning all about. Listen, 2016 was the hottest recorded year on record with regard to temperature. Science, folks. Science.

Alright, let’s wrap this up:

What else is solar doing besides saving people money, and saving the good mother earth?

Well, it’s estimated that:

  • 260,000 Americans work in solar at more than 9,000 companies throughout the country. By 2021, that number is expected to increase to more than 360,000 workers. That’s a lot of quality, meaningful jobs.

Solar power. It’s not just good for our wallet. It’s good for the world – from economic and ecological standpoints. Do it for yourself. Do it for your kids. Do it for their kids. Do it for your neighbor. Do it for the earth.

Go solar today for a brighter tomorrow!

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