The Impact of Solar on Your Community

As electricity costs increase each year,  Solar is one of the best ways to reduce energy costs!  But there are many other positive factors to adding solar power to your home or business! Solar has many positive impacts on the community and environment, making the decision to switch that much easier!  

In today’s blog, we are going over some of the positive impacts solar has on your own community and environment!  Let’s begin!

Solar Improves Public Healt

Studies show that renewable energy also improves public health.  Coal and natural gas plants produce air and water pollution that is harmful to human health.  Replacing those harmful pollutants with renewable energy sources can reduce premature mortality as well as overall health care costs!  In a recent article from a Harvard Research associate on June 19, 2018, studies showed that replacing fossil fuels with wind and solar energy could reduce emissions of fine particulate matter and other pollutants, thereby lowering risks of asthma, hospitalizations, and heart attacks and, potentially, saving lives!

Solar Reduces water pollution

While not as obvious, one of the biggest environmental long term advantages of solar is that solar reduces water pollution!  The total amount of water needed to generate solar electricity is dramatically less than most manufacturing processes generate.  Older technologies such as natural gas and nuclear facilities all require massive amounts of water for cooling purposes. With Solar energy, there is almost no risk to local water resources!  

Solar Provides Jobs in your Community

One of the many positives of going solar is how many jobs it has created locally and globally across the world!  As more and more homes and businesses are going solar, job opportunities are continually growing every day! Based on the 2018 National Solar Jobs Census, America now has over 242,000 solar workers. These jobs are providing clean, affordable, renewable energy in all 50 states! If you haven’t checked out our latest post on the jobs Solar is creating, you can check it out here! (LINK)

Want to learn more about taking the next steps to choosing Solar for your home or business? Contact us today at info@plugpv.com for more information!

(1)https://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-four-benefits-installing-solar-panels-your-home

(2)https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/hsph-in-the-news/fossil-fuels-wind-asthma-heart-attacks/

(3)https://www.thesolarfoundation.org/national/