Do it for the Planet
Trees are essential to keeping our CO2 levels down. With deforestation occurring at rapid rates and humans releasing CO2 into the atmosphere, we don’t have enough trees to offset our CO2 release. Thankfully, the average solar system offsets an amount of CO2 that is equivalent to planting two acres of fully mature trees.
Fossil-fuel fired thermoelectric plants use more than 132 billion gallons of fresh water per day in the United States.
Keeping a 60W light bulb lit for 12 hours uses nearly 16 gallons of water.
The annual production from a typical residential solar installation saves:
- The equivalent of driving a car 795,000 miles
- 728,000 pounds of carbon dioxide (a leading cause of global warming)
- 500 pounds of nitrous oxide (a leading cause of smog)
- 145 pounds of particulates (a leading cause of asthma)
- 125 pounds of sulfur oxide (a cause of acid rain)