Invironmental Impact of Solar Energy

Environmental Benefits

of

Solar Energy


Solar energy is the most abundant, cleanest, and most economical form of energy available to us.

Solar Power has no noise pollution, air pollution, or water pollution.

Addionally, once they are installed they produce carbon free power.  


Environmental Impact of Home Solar

A Household Rooftop Solar Panel System Can Reduce Pollution by 100 Tons of CO2 Carbon Dioxide in its Lifetime.

In addition to solar being the environmentally responsible choice, it is also the most economical choice.

Solar prices have dropped significantly and in most cases are cheaper than grid electricity.

With the Federal Investment Tax Credit, homeowners can save even more money on their solar investment.


Environmental Health Benefits

Better Air Quality and Cleaner Water Contribute to Better Overall Health for the American People.

Community Solar

Solar isn’t just a good investment for homeowners. Communities can also take advantage of solar benefits and make their communities environmentally responsible.

If schools utilized all available space for solar panels, they could reach up to 75% of their energy needs and reduce their carbon footprint by 28%.

Educational institutions account for approximately 11 percent of energy consumption by U.S. buildings and 4 percent of the nation’s carbon emissions.

In addition to schools being more environmentally friendly, schools that have invested in solar have been able to take the money they save and invest it back into their staff and students.

Other options for community solar projects:

  • Solar community garden
  • Adding Solar to existing Community Projects, or Buildings
  • Community PPA

Solar Farms

Implementing the use of agrivoltaics when considering solar farming will offset the negative effects of large solar farms.

Since agrivoltaics focuses on integrating and utilizing the benefits of solar with agriculture and vice versa. 

On average one Megawatt hour can serve 650 homes.

It takes about 2.5 acres of land for one megawatt of solar power generation.



Let Hirst Solar Consulting inform you of all your solar options. We have solar solutions for residential, community, public and commercial projects.

We can show you how solar is a logical choice, economically attainable, a sound investment, and ultimately the path to energy independence.