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Solar Energy vs Fossil Fuels
The pro/con list of solar energy vs. fossil fuels is likely no surprise to you. Fossil fuels offer the benefit of being a reliable resource that offers near-constant availability. Whether you want to go for a drive at 3 a.m. or 3 p.m., there is nothing you have to consider as a consumer other than if your gas tank is full. However, many people are already aware of the detriments of gas, oil and coal, including significant pollution and the reality that it is a scarce resource that will eventually run out. The full list of fossil fuel “cons” is fairly well understood, save for one: the cost and detriment of creating its production plants. Simply put, the operating costs associated with producing fossil fuels dramatically outweigh the operating costs of producing solar energy. Solar is easily installed on a rooftop surface or ground mount and harnesses an already-available resource (sunlight). By comparison, fossil fuel use requires the degradation of the earth as a means to a fuel’s production. Many people are unaware that fossil fuels do not just create greenhouse gas emissions – the process of drilling also degrades and erodes the ground and pollutes the water supply.
Did you know Fossil fuels still comprise about 25% of energy used in WA state, contributing to the hundreds of thousands of pounds of greenhouse gases and acid rain produced annually in the US. These man-made toxins are a detriment to human health and create long-term consequences for the environment.
This Is Your Chance To Make A Difference
Did you know enough solar energy hits the earth each hour to power the entire world for an entire year? And the only way for us to harness this energy is through solar systems. Watch this short informational video to learn what other environmental benefits solar energy provides.
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An Average National Solar System Offsets about 4.7 Tons of Carbon Dioxide A Year

That's Like:
An Average National Solar System Offsets about 4.7 Tons of Carbon Dioxide A Year
Thats Like:
Planting 84 Trees & Had Them Grow For Over 10 Years
Charging 650,000 Cell Phones
Eliminating The Need to Burn 2.8 Tons of Coal
12,500 Miles In A Family Car
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