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Green Living

Installing solar panels is one of the easiest ways that you can live green. For decades photovoltaic (PV) technology has been used to power calculators and other such devices. Now, the power to run your home or office can come from pure, natural sunlight, not the burning of fossil fuels, which reduces your personal carbon footprint. But this is only part of the story.

By generating your own power right in the place where it is used you significantly reduce the massive waste caused by leakage during transmission of electricity over miles of power lines. Approximately 50,000 megawatts of electricity is lost each year in the United States due to transmission loss, and the process of generating this wasted electricity produces millions of metric tons of greenhouse gases. Generating power at the location where it is used eliminates this waste and in doing so helps to protect the environment.

In locations with significant sunlight, solar panels provide increased electricity during those times when it is needed most. On hot sunny days many people run air conditioning, increasing use of electricity across a large number of households and offices. This in turn puts stress on the power grid, causing power companies to compensate by burning more fossil fuels to increase power generation in order to avoid rolling blackouts. Solar panels provide increased power during these sunny days, helping to offset the increased power usage. This in turn limits stress on the overall power grid, which allows central power plants to burn less fossil fuels during peak times.

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