From friends and family to delicious food, we can’t help but feel that warm, happy feeling of gratitude this time of year. Needless to say, 2020 has been challenging in many ways for everyone, which makes giving thanks for all that we have that much more important, even if you're doing it from a safe social distance.
Here at Sun Valley Solar Solutions, we like to take a look back at our year thus far and give thanks for all that we've accomplished not only as a company, but also as a partnership with our growing family of solar customers.
There’s little doubt that the outlook for solar energy continues to improve by leaps and bounds every year. Through advancements in performance, pricing, and longevity, solar has earned its place in a rapidly evolving technology landscape that is helping to ensure a cleaner and more sustainable energy future.
So before our minds fill up with football games and Black Friday deals, we'd like to give a little credit to solar for its ongoing gift of a cleaner and better tomorrow. Although we could probably write a novel (or two) on solar's significant impact, here are our top five reasons to be thankful for Arizona's most abundant natural resource and the technology that enables us to power our lives with it.
1. Powering through the pandemic
While we are not out of the woods yet, we're happy to report that despite all the turmoil the COVID-19 pandemic has brought, the Sun Valley Solar team is continuing to serve the communities we love while doing the work that we love to do. We're especially thankful to work in an industry where our society's long-term health and safety is the primary mission. There's a brighter, healthier, and more sustainable future ahead of us. We're thankful that our work will help get us there.
2. Jobs in our sunny state
The Arizona solar industry employed over 7,500 people last year and nearly 250,000 people nationwide. We're happy to contribute to these numbers with over 110 employees working out of our Chandler headquarters. These are people who work hard raising families, contribute everyday to their local economies, and ensure a healthy environment for their children and grandchildren.
3. Helping families save money
Families need help now more than ever. Especially with more people sheltering in place at home as we continue to ride out the pandemic. While the amount of money families can save with solar depends on many factors, one thing's for sure: you will save money.
4. Making the world a better and cleaner place
Over the last twelve months, Sun Valley Solar customers have installed more than 5 megawatts of solar. That’s an estimated annual generation of around 10 million kilowatt hours, or the equivalent to offsetting the greenhouse gas emissions of more than 17 million miles driven in an average sized automobile! Working everyday to build cleaner and more sustainable communities with homeowners and businesses is always rewarding for us, and we look forward to helping even more Arizonans go green next year.
5. A community of support
Most importantly, from all of us at Sun Valley Solar Solutions, thank YOU for supporting us and our local community. After 15 years of giving us feedback and helping us grow, thank you for helping us turn sunshine into savings, and for supporting our mission to create a cleaner and more sustainable tomorrow
If you're interested in learning more about making the switch to solar energy, you can download our exclusive solar guide. We invite you to download the guide, and if you're interested, request a custom solar quote from one of our solar experts today.
*This blog has been updated since its original publication date of 11/23/2015.