How much CO2 does electricity production create?
Total U.S. energy-related emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) by the electric power in 2014 were 2,043 million metric tons, or about 38% of the total U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions of 5,404 million metric tons in 2014. About 50% of electricity is produce by coal. According to the U.S. Dept. of Energy and the EPA, 1 kilowatt-hour (kWh) of electricity produces 1.34 lbs of CO2.
Why wait to go solar?
The cost of manufacturing high efficiency solar panels has stayed consistent the past year. With the cost of solar leveling out and the ability to add more equity to your property than the cost of going solar (post-incentives), there is no better time to go green and save money.
Your clean energy independence is equivalent to taking 1-3 cars off the road each year.
The average 8 kW system will eliminate around 15,000 pounds of CO2 pollution from going into the atmosphere every year. 15,000 pounds of Co2 is equivalent to using 789 gallons of gasoline.