The Environmental Benefits of Using Solar Energy

If you live in North Central Florida, you don’t need us to tell you that it’s one of the sunniest places in the country. And while this is great for your tan, it also means your home is in one of the best places to take advantage of a solar power system . These systems derive clean, pure energy directly from the sun, which means you can save hundreds or even thousands of dollars each year on utilities such as electricity and gas. There are also a number of environmental benefits that make solar energy in Clermont, Leesburg, and the surrounding areas an attractive option for homeowners in North Central Florida:

  • A single residential solar power system will offset approximately 178 tons of carbon dioxide over a 30 year span, which is equivalent to the amount of fuel it would to drive 390,000 miles—or around the equator 15 times
  • Over the same period of time, a home solar system will conserve as much water used in electricity production to fill approximately seven Olympic-sized swimming pools
  • Coal and natural gas production emit many greenhouse gases unlike home solar, which means your switch to solar can have a big impact on the world we leave for future generations

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