Why go solar?
You already pay a lot in energy bills today. In the future, you’ll pay even more. Nationwide, utility rates have been increasing 6% per year over the last thirty years. When you go solar, you take control of your energy costs and opt out of utility rate increases. You’ll save money with solar by locking in a lower rate for your home energy source than you will pay for the next thirty years. Many Spirit Solar customers start saving money right away.
Help the Environment
The majority of power in the United States is made from dirty fossil fuels including coal, gas, and oil. Burning fossil fuels releases toxic emissions, such as nitrogen oxide, sulfur dioxide, and heavy metals like mercury, along with soot, smoke, dust, and dirt. They contribute to smog and acid rain. Electricity is the leading man made contributor to global warming in the U.S. Forty percent of the United States’ greenhouse gas emissions come from power plants, with an additional fifteen percent from home electricity consumption. This makes electricity the leading man made contributor to global warming. Every time we turn on our lights, we are creating pollution. Solar allows you to power your home with clean, renewable energy. You can make a huge difference just by getting home solar. Over 15 years, solar on an average 3-bedroom home will offset over 80,000 lbs of carbon dioxide. This is the same as not driving 100,000 miles.
Create Energy Independence
Going solar helps reduce U.S dependence on foreign energy. Our increasing demand for energy has led to foreign wars, price spikes, and disasters like the Gulf oil spill. Aside from renewable sources, these sources are going to become more expensive and dangerous, and eventually run out. As we increase our dependence on foreign energy sources and funnel more money overseas, our national security and economy suffers. Home solar is energy that is generated cleanly and safely in the U.S. It creates jobs in sales, installation and engineering, even if some panels are manufactured outside the country.