From friends and family to delicious food, we can’t help but feel that warm, happy feeling of gratitude this time of year. 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, let's 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 four reasons to be thankful for Arizona's most abundant natural resource, and the technology that enables us to power our lives with it.
1. Jobs in our sunny state
The Arizona solar industry employed over 7,500 people last year and over 240,000 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 and contribute everyday to their local economies and to ensure a healthy environment for their children and grandchildren.
2. Savings on electricity bills
While the amount of money that you can save using solar power depends on many factors, such as where you live, the size of your home, and how you use energy, one thing's for sure: you will save money! Considering how much sunlight Arizona has to offer year round, you can confidently expect big savings on your energy bills each month with a properly designed solar energy system.
3. Making the world a better and cleaner place
Over the last twelve months, Sun Valley Solar customers have installed more than 3.5 megawatts of solar. That’s an estimated annual generation of around 7 million kilowatt hours, or the equivalent to offsetting the greenhouse gas emissions of more than 12 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.
4. 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 13 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.