Solar creates jobs
Studies predict the clean energy sector will generate between 3-5 million “green collar” jobs in the U.S. over the next decade.
Connecticut is no exception. Our state is expected to see 10% growth in the development of green jobs over the next several years.
Because these jobs tend to be higher paying and generally are not “outsource-able,” they represent a significant contribution to the U.S. economy. The Connecticut Technical High School System is actively training electrical and carpentry students on solar installation, preparing a new generation of “green collar” workers.
Solar will help you reduce your carbon footprint
Sustainability is a driving force behind installing solar photovoltaic (PV) systems.
Many people choose solar energy because they are focused on minimizing environmental issues such as climate change, as well as health problems related to carbon emissions.
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, the average household emits approximately 20 metric tons of carbon pollution each year. By installing a solar system, a typical two-person household eliminates between 3 to 4 tons of carbon annually, depending on your system size.
Installing solar to meet your energy needs also reduces the carbon your utility plant emits in the production of the power it supplies. The demand on energy at utility plants decreases with every solar installation. Depending on the source of your utility’s production of electric power, the impact of a decision for solar power could be even more significant.
Content credit: Protect the environment with solar originally appeared on EnergySage, the online solar marketplace.