Going Green with Residential Solar Power

Posted by Solar Expert on January 24, 2022

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Switching to solar power is an excellent way to "go green" and positively impact the planet. Read the full article to learn more.

The “green” label has murky origins in the environmentalist movement of the 1980s. Ever since the public grew to accept the conclusions of climate scientists – that the planet is gradually warming and human carbon emissions are a primary factor – governments and corporations around the world have scrambled to nail down what it means to be sustainable as an individual or company.

We understand that you likely share the same concerns. Most of us have felt the effects of gradual climate change already. Hotter summers, colder and more volatile winters, and more frequent and severe natural disasters are just a few key signs that something has gone wrong. In other words, our fossil-fueled trajectory is no longer sustainable.

This immediately begs the question: what can I do about it? What changes can I, as an individual, impose on a gargantuan, global network of fossil fuel harvesting, power generations, plastics production and more? It can easily feel like a daunting question because it’s a daunting task ahead of us all. And while much can be said about the responsibilities of governments and corporations for changing our course, there are still things you can do to make a difference.

Small shopping, habit, and lifestyle changes can make your home more sustainable, more green, but one change could completely eliminate your reliance on local power providers: residential solar power. Unless you’re fortunate enough to live in an area that uses hydroelectric, wind, or solar power already, equipping your home with solar panels is a powerful way not only to save money but to place just a bit more pressure on electric providers using unsustainable energy sources like coal, oil, or natural gas.

Residential Solar Power

You can make a difference and contribute to a more sustainable future by switching your home to solar energy with DFW Solar Electric.

In many ways, solar power is the most sustainable form of green energy available to us. Hydroelectric and wind energy are certainly less impactful on the environment than burning fossil fuels, but wind can be inconsistent, and waterways won’t last forever. Nuclear power is also often considered “green,” in a sense. Still, its possibilities are understandably limited to large-scale commercial and public operations (unless you plan on building a nuclear reactor in your garage, which we do not recommend).

That leaves us with solar power, and the sun isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. In fact, astronomers estimate that the sun has roughly 5 billion years left before it starts to run out of hydrogen. So in the meantime, the virtually limitless energy generated by the sun’s fusion of hydrogen atoms into helium is ours for the taking.

The sun primarily outputs visible light, ultraviolet light, and infrared radiation. All fall on the spectrum of light radiation, but the first is the most useful to us. Every day, your home’s roof is exposed to the gift of free solar radiation, but without solar panels, that energy is simply absorbed, dissipated, or reflected.

Rooftop solar panels use photovoltaic cells to convert visible light directly into usable electricity. When properly wired into your home’s electricity infrastructure by a trusted provider like DFW Solar Electric, that energy becomes immediately available for anything you may need: watching TV, running a slow-cooker, your Xbox, your curling iron, you name it.

Absent solar panels, you would almost certainly pull the same energy from your local power grid and then pay an electric provider for your energy usage. Unfortunately, energy costs can often be extravagantly high, especially in the largely deregulated Texas market. You may even find that your choices for electric providers are limited to just a few options, if even that many. Either way, the result is the same – your energy has to come from somewhere, and more often than not, that source is powered by fossil fuels like oil, gas, or coal.

Stake Your Claim in the Green Revolution

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.

Give us a call at 972-827-7651 or visit us online at https://dfwsolarelectric.com to learn more and let us know you’re interested. We’ll put you in touch with one of our solar installation experts. After examining your home’s structure, roofline and roof orientation, we can give you a clear picture of how much your solar panels will cost, how much energy you should be able to generate, and how much carbon emissions your installation alone can eliminate.

We know you care about a greener, more sustainable future for yourself, your friends and family, and the world at large, and we would love to help you contribute to that future.

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