5 Reasons Why We Are Thankful For Solar Energy

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about all the things we’re grateful for this year. At SouthFace Solar & Electric, we’re reflecting on the many reasons we have to be thankful for solar power.

Solar energy benefits our local communities here in Arizona, and it has the power to change the entire world for the better. To celebrate renewable energy this Thanksgiving, we’ve rounded up five reasons why we’re giving thanks for solar power. 

1. Arizona Leads the Nation in Solar Energy  

As one of the sunniest states in the country, it’s no surprise that Arizona is a leader in solar energy. We continue to push the envelope when it comes to solar installations and are currently placed 5th in the national solar ranking

As a locally owned, Phoenix-based solar installer, SouthFace Solar & Electric is proud to help Arizona climb the solar ranks. We are thankful for the abundant Arizona sunshine that allows us to power our great state and lead the nation towards a renewable energy future. 

2. Solar Panels Help Arizona Families Save Money 

Solar panels use free and limitless energy from the sun to generate electricity, giving homeowners reliable access to power, reducing their reliance and bills to their utility. With the addition of solar batteries, homeowners can save even more money on their electricity bills, avoid peak demand charges, or even eliminate them altogether. A complete residential solar energy system will protect you against volatile utility costs and provide you with affordable and reliable electricity for 25+ years. 

Combine those energy savings with the fact that solar panel costs have fallen 36% over the last five years in Arizona, and it’s clear why so many homeowners are going solar. Currently, the state has enough solar panels installed to power 907,817 homes!   

3. Solar Boosts the Local Economy & Brings Jobs to Arizona

Solar brings excellent career opportunities to Arizona residents! Currently, 7,346 people work in solar in Arizona. From solar engineers and PV panel installers to sales and marketing professionals, the solar industry needs talent across many different fields. Solar also offers a great opportunity for displayed fossil fuel industry workers to start a new career. 

4. Solar Energy Cuts Carbon Emissions 

Solar is a clean and sustainable energy source that’s good for the environment. Solar energy production does not require the use of fossil fuels, which release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere when burned for electricity. Carbon dioxide is a leading cause of climate change, and the electricity sector contributes heavily to carbon dioxide emissions in the United States. By cleaning up the grid with solar panels in Arizona and across the country, we reduce carbon emissions and help slow climate change. 

5. Solar Energy Protects Our Land and Water 

When we talk about fossil fuels, we usually focus on carbon and greenhouse gas emissions. But carbon isn’t the only problem with fossil fuels. The extraction, transportation, and burning of fossil fuels also leads to air pollution, water pollution, significant water waste, and land degradation. Solar helps us combat these issues so that we can protect our planet and create a sustainable future for generations to come. 

Looking for a Trusted Solar Installer Near You in AZ?   

Give back to your community and planet this Thanksgiving by installing solar panels at your home in Phoenix, Carefree, Cave Creek, and Scottsdale. SouthFace Solar & Electric is here to help you through every phase of your solar journey, starting with a free quote. We design high-quality on and off-grid solar energy systems for homeowners throughout the state, and we can help you take control of your electricity production and save money with solar. From all of us here at SouthFace Solar & Electric, happy Thanksgiving! 

Give thanks for solar energy this year! Call 480-405-6105 or contact us to get a free solar quote.

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