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Making a Difference : Save Money on your Electric Bill with Solar Panels and Help Save the Planet

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Making a Difference :  Help Save the Planet by using Solar Panels on your Roof

It can no longer be denied that Climate Change is real. In different parts of the world, drastic effects brought by climate change is seen and felt. Each year, extreme flooding, intense droughts, massive hurricanes, strong heat waves, and a lot more catastrophic disasters continue to increase in number and increase in severity.

People make mistakes, but one of the biggest mistakes done by the human race is not taking care of the only planet it can live on. Thankfully, there still is time to change. There is still time to correct the wrongs.

One way of doing so is by reducing your Carbon Footprint.

Make a Difference, Reduce your Carbon Footprint with Solar Panels

But first, what is Carbon Footprint?

The scientific definition of carbon footprint by timeforchange.org is:

The total amount of greenhouse gases produced to directly and indirectly support human activities, usually expressed in equivalent tons of carbon dioxide (CO2).”

Basically, carbon footprint is the measurement of the amount of CO2 that a person’s activities produce.

These greenhouse gases come from various activities such as transportation, production of products like food, machinery, etc., and many more. It may seem like you aren’t a producer of CO2, but in fact you as well. For example, since burning fuel emits CO2, driving your car adds up to your carbon footprint. Using coal, oil, or gas at home is also another example. Or it can be as simple as using Aerosol spray. All of these that were just mentioned are some of the many examples of how YOU can be emitting greenhouse gases.

The US Environmental Protection Agency has an online calculator for computing how carbon footprint reduction strategy can be understood in concrete terms.

But the question still remains, how can you reduce your carbon footprint?

Have you ever heard of alternative energy, specifically Solar Power energy?

Alternative energy, by its name, is alternative forms to generate power other than the use of the typical fossil fuel. Solar Power is a type of alternative energy.

Making a Difference - Save Money on your Electric Bill with Solar Panels and Help Save the Planet

What is Solar Power?

Solar = suns, so simply put, Solar Power is power coming from the sun converted to energy that can be used as a form of electricity to heat up your stove, light up your house, etc.

The method of getting solar power is by using solar panels and solar thermal collectors. Solar thermal collector collects sunlight and converts it to usable energy. Solar panels work by converting solar radiation that falls to the panel into electric energy.

How is solar power beneficial?

At first, it may seem like the cost is big but take a look at it from a larger perspective; the outcomes will outweigh the costs.

That initial investment you will shell out to install this will probably be the only time you would have to take out money because after installation there is little to no maintenance needed by both the solar panel and solar thermal collectors. After that, everything the system generates for you will be free. In addition, tariffs can be paid to if you covert to green energy or alternative energy. If you connect yourself to the grid, you can also end up selling any surplus electricity you produce to energy suppliers.

Making a Difference - Save Money on your Electric Bill with Solar Panels

Why should YOU switch to solar power?

Because you’re saving the environment AND saving money too!

Being able to contribute in helping save the planet is already a big thing but how much more that you help save money for yourself. There are many reasons why switching to solar power energy is good for you and the environment.

  1. LESS MONEY TO SPEND FOR POWER

Sometimes no matter how many different electricity savers equipment or methods you try, you still can’t help but receive high electricity by the end of the month. Switching to solar power will help lessen the amount you have to pay because half of your household electricity usage will be coming from solar power.

  1. RELIABLE AND SUSTAINABLE SOURCE OF ENERGY

Power outs in different parts of the world are regular occurrence it can be because of power problems in the area or maybe a storm caused a black out, in short since your power supply is not within your control, it can get unreliable at times. By converting to solar power energy, you will always be sure that your house will have electricity able because duh, the sun will always be there.

  1. YOU HELP SAVE THE EARTH WHILE SAVING MONEY

We already talked about how it can help you save money but the most important reason why solar power energy is the energy of the future is because it helps save mother earth.

Most countries rely on fossil fuels for energy and it is very unsustainable. By switching to solar power, the amount of fossil fuel burned will be lessened.

Imagine if a whole community, city, country, switches to solar power?

Switch now while there’s still time. Make a decision that helps you and saves the planet.

It’s Time to make a Difference!

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35 comments

  1. I did my high school tesis on renewable sources and solar power is the greenest and healties for the planet. In Italy you can have huge discount if you decide to switch to solar power, but the majority of the people didn’t do it because the think it wouldn’t work…thankfully they’re starting to chance their mind

  2. We can’t have solar where I am, but I have a relative who wants to get solar power especially as she would like to get an electric car!

  3. I love this!! I really hope to put some in when we have our own house!! Ive heard they are super expensive but absolutely worth it in the long run!

  4. This is definitely something the whole world would benefit by

  5. I think it’s high time to fully utilize solar energy. It’ll not only save money but also our earth. Let’s support more earth saving campaigns in the future.

  6. HELP SAVE MOTHER EARTH!

  7. I’m looking into solar energy, what’s funny is my husband works for the electric coop!

  8. We have been talking about putting up solar panels. Thank you for this information.

  9. A brief and concise blog post on rooftoop solar panel.

  10. I would like to know what the start up cost is vs the long term savings.

  11. I wish more people would switch to solar panels!

  12. Solar power is without a doubt the most important change we could make when concerned with the health of all life on our planet! Electricity needs to become more eco friendly, it’s definitely time for a difference!

  13. We are considering adding solar panels to our home. A few of our neighbors have them.

  14. THIS is the future and we need to end our reliance on oil and fossil fuels. It makes me sick that solar isn’tas main stream by now

  15. This sounds excellent! We don’t own our house right now, but its definitely a consideration to make when we do buy something.

  16. Awesome blogpost! Solar panels are the way to go.

  17. Sandy Klocinski

    Solar power is great for the planet. I would really like to try them. Everyone needs to support green energy initiatives to the extent that they are able

  18. Great for the environment

  19. Sounds like a good way to save money in the long run.

  20. What if your HOA considers solar panels as eyesores and doesn’t allow them in your neighborhood?

  21. Michelle Bartley

    Good for the enviroment!

  22. I hope more and more communities all over the world would transition to using solar power. If not entirely than more than they do now. It would help the planet so much.

  23. Solar power is definitely a great way to go to save money and help to save our planet! 🙂

  24. i love the idea of solar panels, i think they would help me a lot.

  25. Great way to save money.

  26. Live in an apartment . I can’t get solar panels.

  27. Caroline Lozinski

    I would love to use solar panels but im not sure they would work for us in Northern Canada 🇨🇦 as it can be quite dark and gloomy through the winter .

  28. Katelyn Deveraux

    I wish we could afford to start with solar panels. When I finish school and we build our forever home we are really hoping the solar roof tiles are more popular and affordable.

  29. Solar energy is the future to our energy needs.

  30. I think that this would be a great idea. I would love to give solar panels a try.

  31. I really enjoyed reading the entire post, thank you for all the useful tips!

  32. What a great article. Wouldn5 it be perfect if we all could do solar. It would really benefit the world. Right now I would be happy just to have a roof that doesn’t leak

  33. I wish solar panels more affordable.

  34. Great post, thank you!! 😀 So important and very very timely. I’d absolutely love to see more on this, especially any links people could utilize to search for solar energy resources/how-tos for communities or regions.

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