The Smart Move to Solar
If you haven’t made the smart move to powering your home with solar energy, your electricity is generated by “dirty energy” — energy derived from burning non-renewable fossil fuels (coal, oil, and gas).
The Problem: Environmentally Unfriendly Energy
If you aren’t using solar to supplement your electricity usage, your home is being powered by environmentally unfriendly energy — that is, non-renewable fossil fuels like oil, coal, and gas.
Why is standard electricity so harmful?
In the process of extracting fossil fuels from the ground, and then burning them to create power for your home or business, the eco-system suffers severe and irreversible damage. Toxic gases and byproducts hurt the air, soil, and wildlife, and they’re not very good for people, either.
Harmful for the Environment
- Burning fossil fuels contributes to rising sea levels, weather instability, global warming, and greenhouse gas emissions.
- Burning nonrenewable fossil fuels to generate electricity is the greatest cause of carbon dioxide emissions in our country.
- Fossil fuel processing plants contribute substantial amounts of sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, and carbon dioxide into the air.
Harmful for Your Health
- Releases pollutants into the air and aggravates climate change.
- Toxic byproducts cause asthma, pneumonia, bronchitis, and shorter life spans.
Harmful for Your Wallet
- Creating energy from fossil fuels is wasteful and costly: Two-thirds of the energy produced is lost in the process.1
The Solution: High-Performance Solar
Harnessing the sun’s energy is becoming easier and more affordable every day — so it seems pretty wasteful to continue on the outdated path of burning up nonrenewable fossil fuels for energy. State-of-the-art photovoltaic panels can provide clean energy to run your home and heat your water, with new uses being tested daily. Help Massachusetts become more energy independent by adding solar panels to power up your home or business.
3 Big Benefits of Solar:
According to U.S. Department of Energy data, the cost of powering homes and businesses has risen by around 60% in the last 15 years! Never before has securing solar incentives been more crucial for homeowners. With net energy metering, you can generate savings on your electricity bill for every kilowatt-hour you produce that month, and federal tax credits can pay for up to 30% of the cost of your solar system. More about solar incentives.
Support the Environment
Across the country, over 70% of all electricity is generated by fossil fuels.2 One of the game-changer photovoltaic solar energy pros is that RevoluSun’s high-performance PV systems reduce your reliance on fossil fuels — and minimize air, land, and water pollution.
Massachusetts residents pay some of the highest electric rates in the country, but solar energy can help move our state towards a renewable energy tomorrow. According to the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, 64,000 people in the state now work in the clean energy economy with green jobs expected to keep growing. Adding a RevoluSun system to your home or business locks in your energy savings now while contributing to the fast-growing green economy of the future.
1. “Energy,” Toxics Action Center, http://www.toxicsaction.org/problems-and-solutions/energy
2. Frequently Asked Questions – What is U.S. electricity generation by energy source?,” U.S. Energy Information Administration, http://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.cfm?id=427&t=3, accessed Oct. 12, 2015