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20 Jul How Do Solar Panels Benefit the Environment?

The last five years have been the hottest ever recorded. Global climate change is causing droughts, floods, heatwaves, wildfires, sea-level rise, and hurricanes to be stronger.  Sadly, climate scientists predict that infrastructure, agriculture, fisheries, and most ecosystems will be increasingly compromised. Climate change is causing natural disasters, extreme weather events, and water shortages to be more severe.

There is now indisputable evidence that human activities are a significant factor causing increased concentrations of greenhouse gases. Unfortunately, the electric power industry is one of the top producers of greenhouse gases globally. Coal, natural gas, and petroleum fuel many power plants.

The best way to mitigate climate change is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Unless we collectively take action to switch to clean energy sources, climate change will continue unmitigated. We may surpass a tipping point.

The Covid-19 pandemic shows us how taking collective action can make a massive impact on carbon emissions. Thankfully, home and business owners have a choice on the fuel source for their power. And, using solar energy combined with energy efficiency improvements is a great way to dramatically reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.

Sundog Solar was founded to help make solar energy available and affordable throughout Maine. In fact, Chuck and Danny Piper have dedicated to their careers to promoting clean energy in Maine so our children can have a brighter future. The Sundog Solar team installs the highest quality solar panels and components. Our solar systems reliably produce clean energy for decades. We stand behind our work and provide excellent warranties to protect your investment. It’s wonderful that going green can be a smart financial investment too!

Want to learn more about solar energy for your home? Contact us today!