5 Reasons Why We're Thankful For Solar Energy
Nov. 03, 2021
At Boston Solar, we’re grateful for solar energy all year long, but with Thanksgiving right around the corner, we’re taking some extra time to reflect on the benefits of solar and the many reasons we have to be thankful for it.
1. Solar Brings Great Jobs to Massachusetts
The solar industry is growing and jobs are being created as it does. According to the Solar Job Census and Solar Energy Industries Association, there are currently over 230,000 people working in the solar industry in the United States, and 9,495 solar jobs in Massachusetts.
Boston Solar is proud to contribute to those numbers, and we’re excited to announce that we’ve increased our Massachusetts-based team by more than 25% this year! Jobs in renewable energy help boost the local economy, which benefits all of us here in Massachusetts. The solar industry also offers excellent career opportunities and competitive wages to veterans, displaced fossil fuel employees, and workers who don’t have college degrees.
2. Solar Energy Is Actively Creating a Cleaner Environment
Greenhouse gas emissions, which are primarily linked to the burning of fossil fuels, are the leading cause of climate change according to NASA research. Solar power, on the other hand, is the cleanest and most sustainable source of energy available to us. The more solar panel systems we install, the less reliant we are on fossil fuels, leading to a healthier planet, cleaner air, and cleaner water.
Massachusetts currently gets 18.52% of its electricity from solar energy, and Boston Solar is happy to be helping grow that number with every solar energy system we install.
3. Solar Brings Lucrative Incentives to Homeowners & Businesses
When you install solar panels in Massachusetts, you’ll be able to greatly reduce or even eliminate your electricity bills. And energy cost savings aren’t the only financial benefit of solar panels—solar panel owners in Massachusetts also qualify for the following financial incentives:
As a 100% locally owned and operated company, Boston Solar knows what solar incentives are available to local homeowners and businesses. We can help you navigate the application process and make sure you receive all the incentives you’re eligible for so you don’t miss out on a penny!
4. Solar Helped Us Power Through the Pandemic
It’s no secret that 2020 and 2021 were unpredictable years. Between the COVID-19 pandemic, the collapse of the Texas grid, and extreme weather across the country, we’ve been faced with plenty of challenges these past few years—and solar energy has helped us power through.
As school and work went remote during the pandemic, many homeowners looked to solar as a way to supplement their additional electricity needs. Homeowners and businesses have also been inspired to install solar panels in response to power outages caused by extreme weather conditions here in Massachusetts and across the country.
We’re thankful to solar panels and battery storage for providing us with affordable and reliable alternatives to grid-generated electricity during these challenging times and for helping us keep the power on during weather emergencies.
5. Massachusetts Is Leading the Nation in Solar Energy
Here in the City of Champions, we take our titles very seriously, and we’re proud to be ranked 8th in the nation when it comes to solar energy.
Massachusetts has invested $8 billion in solar throughout the state and we have enough solar panels installed to power 552,186 homes! These numbers make all of us here at Boston Solar smile and remind us how thankful we are to live in a state that is committed to the expansion of solar energy.
We’re Thankful for the Opportunity to Work With Homeowners & Businesses Like You
Boston Solar is forever grateful to the wonderful Massachusetts homeowners and businesses who trust us to install solar panels at their properties. If you’re looking for a solar provider near you in Woburn, Gloucester, Framingham, Natick, Worcester, or any of the surrounding areas, we would love to talk to you.
Have a happy Thanksgiving and give us a call with any questions you have about going solar in Massachusetts. We are here to help!
Looking for a solar installer near you in MA? Call Boston Solar at 617-858-1645 or contact us to schedule a free consultation.