Can Solar Energy Help Our Country Recover From Crises?
Many businesses have had a difficult time staying afloat during the recent COVID-19 pandemic. While the current focus of our country is to alleviate the significant health concerns surrounding this pandemic, the economy is taking a hit as well. Businesses are being forced to adapt to the new culture of social distancing and reduced workforce. While most workers still have months before some level of normalcy is restored, we believe that we can begin to boost the economy by turning to sustainability.
As the healthcare industry remains focused on saving lives, the solar industry is taking the time to look towards our future. At Green Home Systems, we know that solar power can play a role in our recovery from this pandemic, as well as ensure a greener world once the virus has subsided. There are several big benefits of solar that will help us in this way.
1. The solar industry creates jobs
Investing in clean technology not only boosts the U.S. economy but also the American workforce. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) announced that 2019 was a record year for solar, accounting for 40% of all new electric generating capacity additions in the United States. Following this demand, solar jobs have increased rapidly, leading to nearly 250,000 jobs over the past decade as reported by The Solar Foundation in The National Solar Jobs Census 2019. Green Home Systems is continuing to provide clean energy products across the country, and we are proud that we can keep contributing to the U.S. workforce.
2. Solar power reduces carbon emissions
While the world experiences this current health crisis, we must not forget that it has been fighting another global crisis for quite some time, climate change. Americans have a chance to revitalize the economy by investing in renewable energy alternatives. The burning of fossil fuels to power homes and businesses leads to about one-third of the nation’s carbon emissions. The clean, renewable energy that we can get from the sun can help reduce the amount of pollution released into the atmosphere if we keep increasing in solar panel installations. Each solar system installed can take us a step closer to preventing destructive natural disasters like wildfires and floods.
3. Solar is cost-effective
Solar has become increasingly affordable throughout the years for both home and business owners looking to save with an alternative energy source. State rebates, the solar investment tax credit (ITC), and other ongoing incentives give homeowners multiple opportunities to save on their solar installation. Plus, as solar technology continues to advance, and aspects like efficiency and durability continue to improve, homeowners will be able to generate more power at an even lower cost. Green Home Systems is honored to be an LG Pro Platinum Installer, offering LG Solar Panels to our customers. LG’s panels are the highest in efficiency, durability, and quality, making them extremely cost-effective. They also come with a 25-year warranty, the stronger in the industry. This efficiency plays a major role in helping homeowners save money on their utility bills over time. Performance combined with the ability of solar owners to reduce their carbon footprint makes supporting a greener future an easy decision.
In conclusion, while the solar industry actively searches for solutions to reconcile its losses during this global pandemic, it will recover stronger than ever as its value continues to increase worldwide. Solar brings with it plenty of benefits including job opportunities, the prevention of climate change, and providing an affordable renewable energy source. Homeowners can play a role in this recovery by investigating the benefits of solar to see if it’s right for their needs. Switching to solar can not only help you, but also help the whole planet.
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