Climate change is a hot topic – literally!
Between melting ice caps, greenhouse gasses, depleting fossil fuels, rising temperatures, and a variety of other issues and scientific studies there is much to consider.
People all over the country have different levels of commitment and concern about climate change, but the majority of people are at least a little concerned about the future.
Even those who are aren’t particularly worried about the environment or the future is interested in the technological changed that can save them money or modernize their lives.
Fossil fuels are a known contributor to greenhouse gasses and climate change, of course.
We also know that eventually fossil fuels will run out and alternative energy sources will become increasingly important.
The rise of electric cars has been both profitable and exciting. Solar energy has quickly become an even bigger industry.
Solar energy is free, renewable, and abundant.
The technology that has been created to capture solar energy has developed rapidly and become incredibly efficient and affordable.
Solar panel technology is more accessible than ever, for both residential and commercial customers.
But what is it doing for the environment?
Solar panels are not totally carbon-neutral, nor are they the complete answer to the climate change problem.
The creation of solar panels and the technology needed to make them fully operational does actually contribute slightly to greenhouse gases and climate change, it’s true.
This can be especially true for large-scale installations like the ones found in deserts and large expanses of unused land, because they require serious production and manufacturing.
It is important to know that solar panel creation does contribute in some sense to climate change.
However, the contribution is minor and quickly canceled by the benefits of solar energy.
Overall, solar energy prevents the need for using fossil fuels to heat and power businesses, and can significantly decrease manufacturing and production costs for various electricity industries.
Solar energy is free and renewable, so we know it won’t run out or end up costing us over the long run.
Yes, the creation of solar panels, like any large-scale metal or technological production method, will contribute slightly to climate change.
But the benefits of switching to free and renewable solar panels will quickly cancel out additional climate change and make our energy consumption cleaner and less radical worldwide.
If you’re ready to impact climate change, or simply looking for a more efficient way to produce energy for your home or business, solar energy is a safe and effective choice for you.
Call or contact Mountain States Solar for a free estimate and consultation that could change your life – and the world.