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Solar Benefits

Solar benefits can be obtained economically, environmentally and socially.

Economic Solar Energy Advantages

  • Solar is predictable and is most efficient when utility rates are at their highest.
  • Produces local, on-site energy, which reduces the need for extensive high-voltage transmission lines or a complex infrastructure.
  • Reliable over the long term. With no moving parts, fixed photovoltaic systems last longer than other energy sources.
  • Predictable pricing that is equal to or below retail energy rates.

Environmental Solar Energy Advantages

  • Clean and quiet.
  • Solar energy does not emit greenhouse gasses.
  • Uses little to no water in the production of zero-emission electricity.
  • Solar energy is a renewable alternative to building power plants that burn fossil fuels and emit greenhouse gases, which lead to global warming and climate change.

Social Solar Energy Advantages

  • Creates clean, renewable energy that will sustain and support the health of future generations.
  • Supports national energy independence because solar electricity is used where it is generated.
  • Creates good, local jobs for the new energy economy.