FACTS AND FIGURES
The United States generates 71% of its electricity using fossil fuels, and in the course of doing so, emits 10.3 million tons of sulfur dioxide, 3.9 million tons of nitrogen oxides, 2.4 billion tons of carbon dioxide , and over 50 tons of mercury a year. These emissions are toxic and constitute a serious public health problem. Fossil fuel electricity generation is responsible for 36% of the country's emissions of carbon dioxide.
WHAT IS SOLAR?
Photovoltaic (PV) technology is considered to be the most promising and elegant means of renewable energy production.. Solar systems provide us with an easy and reliable way of converting sunlight directly into electricity for our homes and offices.
PV-generated power offers advantages over diesel generators, primary (one-time use) batteries, and even conventional utility power. These benefits make PV the power of choice in more and more home and offices every day. With no moving parts, the cells require little upkeep. These low-maintenance, cost-effective PV systems are ideal for supplying power.
HOW IT WORKS
A photovoltaic cell is made using silicon elements. The silicon chip is light-dependent and when exposed to sunlight, it generates an electric current. In this way, PV cells are able to create energy without any emissions. Solar panels are driven by the intensity of the solar energy, and the higher the intensity the higher the output of the solar energy.
Climate change is the greatest environmental threat facing the planet today. As just one piece of evidence, Frank Nutter, President of the Reinsurance Association of America, was recently quoted as saying that because of the high property losses due to extreme weather during the past two decades, climate change "could bankrupt the industry."
Federal, State, and Municipal incentives combined may save you 45% to 65% on the acquisition costs of solar system First It allows you to generate your own independent electric energy for your home or business.
Second As the energy prices rising each day and putting a big hole in our pockets how can we not afford using alternative energy? Third with all the environmental problems in the world such as green house affect and pollution by adding carbon dioxide and other gases in to the atmosphere and causes sea water level to rise and rapid temperature changes and also add value to your property.
BENEFITS OF SOLAR
By going solar you will be able to reduce monthly costs and help Los Angeles go GREEN:
Because they burn no fuel and have no moving parts, PV systems are clean and silent. This is especially important where the main alternatives for obtaining power and light are from diesel generators and kerosene lanterns.
- Lower Electrical Bills
- Increased Property Value
- Rebates and Tax Credits Up to 50% of Cost
- Fight Global Warming and Help Reduce Pollution
- Help Reduce Dependence on Foreign Oil
As we become more aware of "greenhouse gases" and their detrimental effects on our planet, clean energy alternatives like PV become more important than ever.
Solar is the answer! Besides all of the money incentives, generating your own electricity is taking an important step (on your part) towards a better future. Know that you are a part of the solution.