In 1970, the production of free-flowing and inexpensive oil resources peaked. This helped build the country’s economy, and other fossil fuels came later. We’ve been dealing with volatility in the fossil fuel markets since that time. We were importing much of our energy, but now, we are producing more of our own through harmful practices like hydraulic fracturing. The environment is dealing with too much in the way of byproducts from our fossil fuel economy, but with solar thermal energy, we can make a positive difference.
Of all of the energy used in Seattle, 12 percent of it is utilized by homes, and another 22 percent by passenger vehicles. If you own a home and have a car, you can significantly impact the energy consumption in our city by producing solar energy and taking some of the load off of the need for producing energy from fossil fuels. In Seattle every day, there is enough solar energy to power 50 homes on a typical residential 40×100-foot lot. That’s more than you might think is possible in this often cloudy city.
Today’s solar energy has improved significantly, and we can use about as much of the energy as we can collect. Much, much less of it is wasted than in the past. With a plan to cut down home energy consumption and make transportation more electric, and you can make a huge difference in the amount of power from fossil fuels we use.
Solar power technology is much less expensive than it was twenty years ago, and with tax credits and the opportunity to make money by selling electricity produced back to the grid, it makes more and more sense to invest in solar energy for your home or business.
We started our business nearly 20 years ago in the area to help people use solar energy. We help people capture and use energy in their homes and businesses using photovoltaic and solar thermal systems. Additionally, we offer energy audits, and equipment and installation for electric vehicle charging. We can help you master your energy needs and let you create your own energy consumption policy.
Our expert and experienced solar engineers, designers, and installers will design the right solar energy system for you and your energy needs. When you need solar thermal energy solutions, contact us, and we’ll provide a site assessment to go over in detail what we can offer you to reach your fossil fuel energy reduction goals.