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Why Some Folks Aren’t Ready to Embrace Solar Energy And Why They’re Wrong

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Why Some Folks Aren’t Ready to Embrace Solar Energy And Why They’re Wrong

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Embracing Solar Energy

Some folks need encouragement and a greater sense of confidence in order to convince them solar energy really is more energy efficient and cost-effective. Proof of the dependability of solar energy abounds in many municipalities where we find solar power for business, transportation, and communication. With the newest innovations in solar energy, new homes are constructed with solar panels in creative new designs and styles that increase home values. So why are some individuals still reticent about joining millions of satisfied solar energy customers? Old habits and belief systems die hard.


Alter Thinking Where Solar Energy is Concerned

Solar energy is clean energy that doesn’t create a negative footprint for future generations. Those who aren’t ready to embrace solar energy are simply unaware of the simplicity and ease of converting from limited supplies of fossil fuels to limitless supplies of solar energy, according to one professional adviser on solar power in Perth, Western Australia. Solar energy companies flourish in some of the least temperate climates. This is more proof of how reliable solar energy truly is. Imagine the benefits to heating and cooling homes and businesses in the most temperate climates? Solar energy isn’t just for heating and cooling.


The Additional Benefits of Solar Energy

Once the proof of reliability of solar energy became evident, the advancement to solar energy for a multitude of other uses was inevitable. Consider these uses:

  • Decorative solar lighting for gardens and recreational areas
  • Solar lighting for athletic and sports fields
  • Rechargeable solar batteries for power tools
  • Solar charging stations for computers and laptops

It’s difficult to imagine why some folks would ignore the growing trend to convert to solar energy. It makes life on planet Earth healthier and free from concerns of depletion of natural resources. If solar energy innovations aren’t a drawing card to put solar conversion on the To Do list, the high cost of today’s fossil fuels should be a major concern. When savings on energy costs are imperative, solar energy is the best solution to this dilemma. Year after year, the cost of energy continues to spiral out of the range of affordability.


How to Overcome Your Fears of Conversion to Solar Energy

The best way to overcome fears of conversion is to seek references from satisfied solar customers. It’s nearly impossible to find referrals that aren’t glowing testimonials of the benefits and cost-effectiveness of solar energy. Chase away your solar energy cobwebs. Find out more about how solar energy will reduce your energy costs.

Greener Ideal is an independent environmental news and lifestyle publication that has been curating content since 2008 to further the green movement. The views expressed by contributing authors are their own and may not reflect those of Greener Ideal.

  • robertemery

    I have a pending CSP Solar Patent and tired of being branded as a heretic trying to preserve the industry. People I have spoken to rate the solar industry as snake oil and use car salesmen. For instance and personal observation, the same solar panels being marketed for a commercial installation as creating hundreds of Permanent jobs are marketed to private individuals as zero maintenance. In SoCal, the solar PV facility will provide millions of dollars of sales tax revenue. Solar in CA was exempted from sales and use taxes.

  • docscience

    Let’s talk reality.

    In 2013, residential solar is running $5000/kw installed.,

    In sunny south Texas, that 1KW will get you $138/yr in electricity.
    In costly LA, it will get you $160/yr in electricity.
    In rainy Seattle, only $62/yr.

    But if you borrowed that $5000 at today’s 30 yr mortgage rate, you would pay $178/yr in interest.

    And if you INVESTED that $5000, in dividend stocks, you would MAKE $250 per year in dividends alone while watching your investment appreciate.

    This is the REALITY of solar, once money stolen from others to support it is removed.

    Embrace it with you own money.

  • EnergySage

    To those you are not sure – Solar has many many benefits, but it can be difficult to see just what those will be. If you want to see what solar could do for your home and how get the best out of it, EnergySage has a blog that can be extremely helpful in addition to other resources that might make you feel more at ease about solar!

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  • Jim Corcoran

    “A 1% reduction in world-wide meat intake has the same benefit as a three trillion-dollar investment in solar energy.” ~ Chris Mentzel, CEO of Clean Energy

    “As environmental science has advanced, it has become apparent that the human appetite for animal flesh is a driving force behind virtually every major category of environmental damage now threatening the human future: deforestation, erosion, fresh water scarcity, air and water pollution, climate change, biodiversity loss, social injustice, the destabilization of communities, and the spread of disease.” ~ Worldwatch Institute, “Is Meat Sustainable?”

    “If every American skipped one meal of chicken per week and substituted vegetables and grains… the carbon dioxide savings would be the same as taking more than half a million cars off of U.S. Roads.” ~ Environmental Defense Fund

    “The livestock sector emerges as one of the top contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global. The findings of this report suggest that it should be a major policy focus when dealing with problems of land degradation, climate change and air pollution, water shortage and water pollution, and loss of biodiversity… The impact is so significant that it needs to be addressed with urgency.” ~ United Nation Food and Agricultural Organization’s report “Livestock’s Long Shadow”

    “It’s not a requirement to eat animals, we just choose to do it, so it becomes a moral choice and one that is having a huge impact on the planet, using up resources and destroying the biosphere.” ~ James Cameron, movie director, environmentalist, new vegan

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