So, why should you go solar?

The amount of sunlight that shines in the United States is more than 2,500 times the country’s average daily energy usage. Energy potential is greatest during the summer when energy usage is at its highest. Many utilities allow solar customers to bank the extra energy they produce in the summer and credit it toward their winter energy bills. This is the concept of net metering.
Unlike oil and coal, solar doesn’t spew toxic chemicals in to the atmosphere or add to greenhouse gas emissions. It reduces our need to burn fossil fuels, which results in a drop in air pollution and greenhouse gases. Solar also supplements our local hydro-power, which is dependent on an ever-declining supply of freshwater, requires expensive upkeep, and has the tendency to disturb salmon and other wildlife.
Have you thought about your carbon footprint? Going solar reduces the detrimental impact you have on our environment. Even considering the energy expended to initially produce solar panels, you’ll produce far less emissions compared to sticking with traditional sources of energy over the lifetime of your system. You can even use solar panels to charge your electric vehicle, thereby eliminating fuel emissions and protecting yourself against spikes in gasoline prices.