Solar power systems derive clean, pure energy from the sun. Installing solar panels on your home helps combat greenhouse gas emissions and reduces our collective dependence on fossil fuel.
Traditional electricity is sourced from fossil fuels such as coal and natural gas. When fossil fuels are burned to produce electricity, they emit harmful gases that are the primary cause of air pollution and global warming. SolarCity's carbon footprint per unit of energy production is 95% lower than that of fossil fuel power plants.
Not only are fossil fuels bad for the environment, they're a finite resource. Limited availability creates a volatile market in which energy prices can skyrocket in a short period of time.
Given the low greenhouse gas emissions from solar power, increasing its adoption is an essential strategy in efforts to combat climate change at an individual and national level.
SolarCity customers can reduce their electric-power carbon footprint at a scale and pace that is not only consistent with, but vastly accelerates America's attainment of Clean Power Plan goals. In fact, the typical SolarCity system starts delivering net carbon reductions in less than 1 year.
Beyond installing clean energy systems, our company has made progress in a number of environmental and social categories, such as combating climate change, creating a safe workplace, and improving energy access for off-grid communities. Learn more about our environmental and social impact: