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 create energy, they emit toxic gases that are the primary cause of pollution and global warming.
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.
The average SolarCity solar power system will offset 178 tons of carbon dioxide over 30 years*. That's like:
Saving the amount of fuel it takes to drive 390,375 miles, which would get you around the equator about 15.7 times.
Planting 10 football fields full of trees.
Conserving so much water used in electricity production that it would fill 6.7 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
Eliminating the need to burn 173,447 pounds of coal, roughly the weight of 17 school buses.