City of Concord Supports Solar Energy Systems for Businesses
The City of Concord has dedicated a webpage to educating Concord businesses and residents on solar energy system benefits.
Solar power reduces the need for burning fossil fuels
“Carbon dioxide emissions represent about 84 percent of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. In the United States, 98 percent carbon dioxide is emitted as a result of the combustion of fossil fuels. Electrical power production causes 40 percent of the total U.S. carbon dioxide emissions.”
Solar Panels harnessing the Sun’s Power
“We have used sunlight for drying clothes and food for thousands of years, but only recently have we been able to use it for generating power. The Sun is 100 million miles away and amazingly powerful. Only one hundredth of a millionth of a percent of the Sun’s energy hits the Earth but this is enough to meet all our power needs many times over. In fact, every minute, enough energy reaches the Earth to meet all our demands for a whole year – if it were only harnessed.”
Read the full article: City of Concord – Solar power has many benefits
The City of Concord also points out that energy from solar power is free, produces zero waste and pollution, and it’s a completely renewable resource.