Rooftop Solar and Clean Air Month

Posted by Solar Expert on May 4, 2022

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As the weather gets warmer and we start spending more time outdoors, it's important to think about the air quality around us.

May is clean air month, and it's an excellent time to learn about the history of solar power and air pollution. Solar power is a renewable energy source that can help reduce air pollution. The use of solar power has increased over the years, thanks in part to government incentives and programs. Incentives like these have helped make solar power more affordable and accessible to homeowners and businesses.

Air pollution is a significant problem worldwide, and it's getting worse. According to the World Health Organization, almost the entire global population (99%) breathes air that exceeds air quality limits and threatens their health. A record number of over 6000 cities in 117 countries are now monitoring air quality, but the people living in them are still breathing unhealthy levels of fine particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide, with people in low and middle-income countries suffering the highest exposures. Air pollution is linked to various health problems, including respiratory illnesses, heart disease, and cancer. It's also responsible for climate change.

The Clean Air Act is a law that was created in 1970 in order to protect public health and the environment from air pollution. The law has been successful in reducing air pollution and improving air quality, and it continues to be an essential tool in protecting the health of Americans.

The Clean Air Act sets forth a number of requirements for businesses and industries that emit pollutants into the air. These businesses must take steps to reduce their emissions, and they must also install equipment that will capture or control pollution before it is released into the air. In addition, the law requires businesses to report their emissions to the government so that regulators can monitor compliance with the law.

The Clean Air Act has helped to improve air quality across the United States, and it has saved countless lives. The law is credited with preventing tens of thousands of premature deaths each year, and it has also helped to reduce the incidence of respiratory illnesses such as asthma. The law is an important part of protecting public health, and it will continue to play a vital role in the years to come.

Solar power is a renewable energy source that can help reduce air pollution. Burning fossil fuels for electricity emits harmful pollutants into the air, including carbon dioxide (CO2), which contributes to climate change. Solar power generation does not release these pollutants, making it a cleaner option for generating electricity.

How switching to solar can reduce air pollution:

  • Solar power is a renewable energy source that does not release harmful pollutants into the air.
  • Burning fossil fuels for electricity emits harmful pollutants, including carbon dioxide (CO2), which contributes to climate change.
  • Solar power generation does not release these pollutants, making it a cleaner option for generating electricity.
  • Switching to solar can help reduce your personal contribution to air pollution and climate change.

Ready to switch to solar? Read our article: 5 things to ask before switching to solar to learn more. With more than 30,000 solar panels installed to date, DFW Solar Electric has the experience and professionalism to provide your home with the best, most efficient possible solar power system. We use only products from reputable and time-trusted suppliers, and our installations are guaranteed to last with industry-standard maintenance. While there are many solar installers to choose from, selecting one who knows the area and already has a proven track record of excellence can simplify the process and ensure you get the best return on your investment.

If you’re thinking about switching to solar, contact us today to learn more at 972-827-7651. We’d be happy to answer any of your questions and help you get started on your journey to renewable energy.

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