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Sustainability Tips: Soak Up The Sun With Solar

Posted by Ford Sanger on Mar 13, 2019 3:03:51 PM
Ford Sanger

Home-and-business-solar-power-tipsTips for Rooftop Solar 

Did you know that the amount of sunlight that strikes the Earth's surface in an hour and a half is enough to handle the entire world's energy consumption for a full year?

Getting ready for spring means getting ready for more sun! What better way to take advantage of it than to harness it for free electricity? Then you can be out enjoying the sunshine while your home does the work for you. How will it do that? Through rooftop solar of course! Read on to learn about rooftop solar for your home and how you can utilize solar energy in backcountry as well (Source: US Department of Energy).

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What You Can Do

  • Celebrate spring by installing rooftop solar on your home. Rooftop solar is made up of photovoltaic panels, or PV. Cells inside the panels absorb photons from the sun, which then create an electric field across layers and allow electricity to flow. Learn more about rooftop solar for your home through Holy Cross Energy here.

  • Go 100% off the grid by utilizing solar in the backcountry. Once it's safe to get back out there, purchasing a solar and portable power kit can ensure your electronics stay charged in the backcountry with no impact to the environment. Keep those phones charged enough to take fresh pics with a Goal Zero, Power Travellers, or Wilderness Systems kit, just to name a few.

  • Make sure you are getting your money's worth! Make that payback even better by connecting with an energy coach at Walking Mountains Science Center. 

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