Air quality is important when managing respiratory diseases like asthma. Solar energy does not emit toxic substances or contaminants into the air, which can be very damaging to the environment and to human beings. Air contaminants can trigger heart disease, cancer and respiratory diseases like asthma. According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), “a combination of solar energy development and widespread electrification is a proven, feasible path toward significantly improved domestic air quality.”
Those of us who have young children with asthma need to be especially concerned with air quality. According to the US Energy Information Administration, in 2021, over 60% of the electricity produced in the United States was generated by carbon-emitting fossil fuels. The harmful effects of fossil fuels far outweigh the cost of solar. Burning fossil fuels produces pollution that creates air pollution, including particulate matter or PM, that can be harmful to health. Long-term exposure to air pollution can significantly increase the risk of a child developing asthma, especially in young children. Breathing polluted air can also cause asthma attacks in people who already have asthma.
Contact us for your energy solution to combat pollution and harmful carbon emissions in your neighborhood with a solar power home system. The price for solar power is worth our healthy children and their ability to breathe clean air, now and in the future.