Reducing CO2

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Help create a greener world by choosing a solar panel & battery system for your home.

What is a carbon footprint?

Everything has a carbon footprint, from people, to planes. A carbon footprint is a convenient way of characterising the amount of C02 released into the atmosphere as a result of the activities of an individual, organisation or community. It is a simple way to understand the way things we do on a daily basis affect the environment.  Sometimes carbon footprint can also mean a carbon lifecycle, which refers specifically to the amount of emissions something has throughout its entire existence: from manufacture, to daily use, to end of life and disposal.

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How Green is Solar?

Solar Panel Carbon Emissions

Sceptics and opponents of renewables will say that Solar energy isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Whilst solar panels and solar electricity still have a carbon footprint, the carbon footprint of solar is significantly less than that of fossil fuels. For example: solar only has 9-180 grams of CO2 emissions per KwH produced, compared to the average of 233 grams of CO2 that fossil fuels create for that same KwH.

Where Does The Carbon Come From?

The emissions involved with Solar panels almost all come from the manufacturing process: creating silicon for the solar cells uses chemicals such as sodium hydroxide and hydrofluoric acid, as well as a lot of water and electricity. The location of the factory they are produced in can also have a big impact, with many factories in China use coal powered energy for example.

Solar Panel Carbon Offset

The good news is solar panels don’t create any emissions once they are installed, the electricity they generate is emission free. So, the question becomes do solar panels offset CO2 created in their manufacture well enough to be green? The answer is YES. Evergen have a 25-year guarantee on our solar panels, and the “carbon debt” involved in panel manufacture is generally 1-3 years at most, meaning the carbon you will save will outweigh the carbon in manufacture in a short space of time. Giving you at least 22 years of clean, emission free electricity in your solar panel system.

Protect the planet, protect your pocket

Solar panels aren’t just a great way to help the planet and keep it healthy for our children and grandchildren, they let you do so in a way that rewards you with savings too.

Solar power is cheaper than buying energy from the grid, even before taking rising energy inflation is considered, and even with the carbon cost that goes into manufacturing a solar panel they are a much greener way of generating electricity than fossil fuels.

With the 25 year guarantee on your solar panels, you have the peace of mind of knowing that not only are your savings going to continue for a long time, but that you’ll be helping the environment, and contributing to a cleaner, greener future for us all.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need to reduce my carbon footprint?

Reducing your carbon footprint is very important in todays world. By cutting your carbon footprint it will help to slow down climate change, improve the public health, as well as boosting the worlds economy. By reducing our carbon footprint now we are set to be helping generations to come.

How can I reduce my carbon footprint?

There are many ways we can help the world by reducing our carbon footprint, one being installing solar panel and battery systems to your home. This helps to reduce the use of fossil fuels that power all of our homes each and every day.

What are the advantages of reducing my carbon footprint?

There are many advantages to cutting your carbon footprint. The main one being it will help to reduce climate change, moving the world into a brighter and cleaner place to live for generations to come.

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We offer a free and no-obligation home survey to review your energy usage and spend to offer you a personalised report that demonstrates how much solar can save you.

Complete the form to receive a quick qualification call to check you are eligible and to find out more about how solar can save you.