Solar Facts: How Much Does a Solar Electric System Decrease Our Carbon Impact?

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Are you interested in installing a solar electric system because you want to decrease your carbon footprint? As homeowners learn more about how their energy usage affects the environment, it is easy to see the benefits of going solar to cut back on the pollution that is harming the earth.Solar Power Carbon Footprint

Solar power will help you save money and give you the peace of mind knowing that you are doing your part to protect this beautiful planet. Collectively, we need to make major changes if we want to save our earth for future generations.

Defining Your Carbon Impact

“Carbon footprint” is defined as the “total set of greenhouse gas emissions expressed as carbon dioxide equivalent.” It is difficult to measure the exact amount that your daily decisions impact the environment. There is a large amount of data that would need to be measured. Learning about your carbon impact can allow you to make the small changes that are necessary to decrease the amount of energy that you are using.

What is the Carbon Impact of Solar Panels?

Unlike fossil fuels that release carbon pollution, the conversion of sunlight into electricity doesn’t put any pollution into the environment. Although, there is still a small carbon impact because of the production and transportation of those solar panels. If you compare the amount of carbon that is used to manufacture the panels and install them at your home, you will see that the overall carbon output is much lower than using fossil fuels for home energy.

Even though it isn’t possible to quantify the amount of carbon reduction from solar panels, we can estimate the difference they will make. These estimates show that using a solar system instead of electricity produced from fossil fuels could save the equivalent of using over 166,000 pounds of coal or 17,000 gallons of gasoline over a period of 30 years.

If you are interested in lowering your carbon footprint, you need to consider the benefits of a solar system for your home.  Call us at New Day Solar to see how we can help you reduce the dependency on fossil fuels at (855) 444-6329.  Or you can visit our website at to find out more information about solar.  You will find our prices on our website!